Office of Elections
The Office of Elections is responsible for protecting the integrity of the electoral process in the City of Norfolk through maintaining accurate voter records and efficient administration of elections in accordance with state and federal election laws. We are committed to being an information resource for the citizens of Norfolk regarding elected officials, voter registration, and election services.
Out of an abundance of caution due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, all City of Norfolk buildings are closed to the public until further notice.
We encourage citizens to register to vote, update voter registration information, or request an absentee ballot ONLINE.
**Due to COVID-19, voters may request an absentee ballot by mail for the May 5th General Election using "My disability or illness" under the section "Choose an Absentee Ballot Reason" if they do not have another qualifying reason.**
Please see example below:
You will need your Social Security number and Virginia Driver’s License number or Virginia DMV identification number to attach your electronic signature to your application. If you do not provide a Virginia DMV number, you will be required to print the application, sign and submit the form for processing.
- The deadline to register for the May 5, 2020 General Election is Monday, April 13th (5:00 p.m. for in person & 11:59 p.m. online).
- The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for the May 5, 2020 General Election is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, April 28th. Due to mail service delivery we recommend requesting an absentee ballot in advance.
Although Norfolk City offices are closed to the public, the Norfolk Office of Elections will offer curbside services during regular office hours. Please park in the Main Street circle (located next to the City Hall Building at the intersection of Main Street and St. Paul’s Boulevard) and contact our office via telephone at 757-664-4353 should you require assistance.
- Check here for a list of qualified candidates for the May 5, 2020 General Election
- Sample Ballots for the May 5, 2020 General Election are below:
- Notice for June 9th Republican Party Primary Election
- Check here for the list of upcoming elections
- Did you receive a postcard requesting to call the Registrar to verify your registration is still active? Check your voter registration online
Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day
On February 14, 2019, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia (Richmond Division) issued a Court Order requiring redistricting of the House of Delegates Districts to include the Hampton Roads area. This impacted 21 precincts within Norfolk. Voters who may have been impacted by these redistricting changes were mailed a Voter Information Notice. View the new House District map (PDF).
Attention Voters in Poplar Halls Precinct
Your polling location has changed. Please review here.
Check for Restoration of Voting Rights. If you have questions about rights restoration contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office at 804-692-0104
Voting Guidelines & Resources
- Election Information
- Receive a notice indicating you are not registered to vote (PDF)
- Access to Online Third-Party Voter Registration Training (Revised July 1, 2018)
- Guidelines for Conducting Voter Registration Drives (PDF)
- Guidelines for Authorized Observers (PDF)
- Information for Norfolk State University Students
- Information for Old Dominion University Students (PDF)
Security measures in place for City Hall: Effective December 1, 2017, City Hall visitors must present picture identification and sign in at the security desk in the lobby.