Voting Information

Voting Information

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Visit the website to update and check your registration, register to vote, see what’s on your ballot, confirm where you will vote, and know what to expect. There is also information on handicapped accessible voting, military and overseas voters, student voters and more.

For complete information on voting, please go to:

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City of Virginia Beach – Next Scheduled Election

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Vote Absentee by Mail or In Person

2018 Primary Election

U.S. Congressional Delegations from Virginia (Senate and House)

VPAP (Virginia Public Access Project)

The nonprofit Virginia Public Access Project connects Virginians to nonpartisan information about Virginia politics in easily understood ways.



Important Dates to Remember for Voters

Primary Election: June 12th, 2018
Next General Election: November 6th, 2018
Deadline to update your address or register to vote: October 15th, 2018
Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you: October 30th, 2018

To be Eligible to Register to Vote in Virginia a Person must:

  • Be a resident of Virginia (a person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes).
  • Be a U. S. Citizen.
  • Be 18 years old (any person who is 17 years old and will be eighteen years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election).
  • Not be registered and plan to vote in another state.
  • Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law.
  • If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored.

General Registrar Office Contact Information for City of Virginia Beach

Registrar:  Donna Patterson

Physical Address:  2449 Princess Anne Rd Bldg. 14, Virginia Beach, VA 23456

Mailing Address:  PO Box 6247, Virginia Beach, VA 234560247

Phone:  757-385-8683   Fax:  757-385-5632


Hours:  Monday-Friday 8:00AM to 5:00PM; Closed Saturday and Sunday.


College Student Registration

How do College Students register to vote in Virginia?

A college student registers to vote in Virginia the same as any other applicant: every prospective voter must submit a voter registration application. Remember, you must update your voter registration information whenever you change your residence.  Every voter in Virginia must submit their residential address when registering to vote (a post office box cannot serve as a residential address). If you are unable to receive mail at your address, you must also submit a local mailing address. A dormitory or college address can be an acceptable residential address and does not disqualify you from voting.

What is my residence?

A prospective voter must be a resident of the Commonwealth and of the precinct where he seeks to register. In order to establish “residency,” a prospective voter must have a physical location where they intend to stay for an unlimited time. A person can have residency in only one place at a time.  The applicant must determine and declare their residence and may change their intent at any time.

How do College Students vote?

A college student votes in the same manner as any other registered voter: you may vote in person on Election Day or, if eligible, by absentee.

Students who will be absent from the locality where they are registered to vote because they attend school in another locality are eligible to vote absentee.

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