(Polls are open on Election Day from 6am - 7pm - Don't forget your Photo ID)
The mission of the General Registrar's Office is to provide opportunities for all qualified citizens of the County of Gloucester to register to vote; to promote the integrity of the electoral process by maintaining accurate and current voter registration records used in elections; to coordinate elections so they are conducted in a manner that secures the qualified citizen's right to vote and ensures that the results accurately reflect the voter's will; and to be an information resource for citizens regarding voter registration, absentee voting, elections and elected officials.
Register to Vote or Change your Registration
Access online here the registration site available 24 hours a day to get registered to vote or view your Virginia voter record to update your registration, also see your polling place and election district information. Please note: The deadline to register to vote also applies to updating your voter registration address. Generally the deadline for registration is three weeks before a general election and shorter for special elections to fill vacancies. If your address change is not submitted to the office of the general registrar by the applicable deadline for the election in which you wish to vote, you may not be able to vote. Please notify the general registrar of address changes promptly here.
The last day to get registered or make changes is: 22 days before a Primary or General Election and shorter for special elections to fill vacancies.
In-Person Absentee Voting begins: 45 days prior to the Election in which you wish to vote, visit your local registrar’s office to vote absentee in-person.
Additional Hours: The Saturday prior to a Primary and two Saturday's prior to a General.
Last day of In-Person Absentee Voting: The Saturday prior to Election Day.
The last day to request an Absentee Ballot by mail is: The Tuesday prior to Election Day.
Access your Virginia voter record online here to apply to vote absentee and view your absentee ballot status, 24 hours a day!
There is No Early Voting in Virginia, we have Absentee Voting. Everyone, whether in-person or by mail, in the state of Virginia must complete an Absentee Ballot Application stating the reason before receiving an Absentee Ballot.
IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO VOTE YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT:
Please return the ballot unopened in the pre-addressed envelope to the General Registrar before Election Day, so we can return you to normal status in the poll books!
We will add the link below for each election, as Sample Ballots become available.
Click here to see the Sample Ballot Copy Law § 24.2-622. Sample ballots.
Click here to see the Sample Ballot: Will be posted when available.
Does age or disability make it difficult for you to Vote on Election Day?
You have options: Absentee by Mail, Curbside Voting, click here to see more info and Vote!
UOCAVA Notice - Military and Overseas Voters
Voter Registration Drives
To register for in-person training, email Gary Ellis. Effective July 1, 2013 all individuals or organizations requesting 25 or more voter registration applications are required to register and complete The Virginia Department of Elections certified training. For more information on how to get certified, please visit the Voter Registration Training website.
To be qualified to vote, the Constitution of Virginia requires that citizens be registered in the precinct in which they live. Don't Forget your PHOTO ID!
Are you interested in Becoming a Candidate? You should know...
An election cycle begins on January 1 of the year that the candidate first seeks election for the office, forms may be filed any time after January 1 of the election year and before the filing deadline of the election.
A candidate must file a Statement of Organization (§24.2-947.1) and register as a candidate for campaign finance purposes within 10 days of meeting any of the requirements listed in Section 2.1.
The candidate will be required to establish a campaign committee even if the committee does not consist of any individual other than the candidate. Campaign committees are required to establish a campaign depository in a financial institution located within the Commonwealth. Personal bank accounts may not be used under any circumstances.
It is important to understand that there is more to the law than just timely filing the required campaign finance reports. As a candidate or treasurer, you should familiarize yourself with the Summary of Virginia’s Campaign Finance Laws and Policies for Candidate Campaign Committees for it will serve as a valuable resource.
Find all this information and more at The Department of Elections Website:
Upcoming 2019 Election Calendar
Primary Election: Tuesday, June 11, 2019
General Election: Tuesday, November 5, 2019
Virginia Senate (3rd)
House of Delegates (98th)
Board of Supervisors and School Board
(Ware District, Abingdon District, Gloucester Point District and At-Large)
Commissioner of Revenue
Soil and Water Directors