Our aim is to ensure that each election is administered in a lawful manner and to provide the means by which qualified residents of the city can register to vote in accordance with state law. We strive to uphold the integrity of the election and to create a pleasant voting experience for our citizens here in Portsmouth. In addition, the primary objective of the office is to protect the integrity of the electoral process, improve voter registration, and promote voter education and participation.
The City of Portsmouth has declared a local emergency due to the novel coronavirus (COVID – 19). City Hall will be closed to the public until further notice. For more information, please call our office at (757) 393-8644 between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., Monday – Friday.
We encourage citizens to register to vote, update voter registration information, or request an absentee ballot online. You may also call the office at (757) 393-8644 to request forms to be mailed.