Voter Registration & Elections

Mission Statement

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.

ATTENTION

City Hall is closed to the public until further notice, due to the novel coronavirus (COVID-19). For more information, please call our office at   (757) 393-8644 between the hours 8 am - 5 pm, Monday - Friday.

VOTER ID REQUIREMENT

NOTE: Virginia’s voter identification laws have changed. All voters must provide an acceptable form of identification when voting in person. Those who do not have an acceptable ID must either complete an ID Confirmation Statement or vote a provisional ballot. This requirement applies both to in person absentee voting before Election Day as well as Election Day voting. In additional to photo ID, acceptable forms of ID now include voter confirmation documents, current utility bill, bank statement, government check, pay check, or other government document with the voter’s name and address. For details on acceptable ID’s please visit https://www.elections.virginia.gov/media/formswarehouse/voter-id/outreach-materials/documents/EditedVoter-Identification-Chart-07.2020.pdf

ONLINE VOTER REGISTRATION

Voters who have a valid Virginia driver’s license or other DMV ID can now register to vote or update their voter registration directly online at www.elections.virginia.gov.  Paper applications are available online at www.elections.virginia.gov, at city post offices and all Virginia Voter Registration Offices.

Restoration of Rights

Please click here for more information, or call the Office of the Secretary of the Commonwealth at (804)692-0104. 

POLLING INFORMATION
On Election Day, polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

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