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.
We encourage citizens to register to vote, update voter registration information, or request an absentee ballot ONLINE.
There will be a General Election on Tuesday, November 8th for U.S. House of Representatives, City Council and School Board (Wards 1 through 5).
- Qualified Candidate List for City Council & School Board for November 8th
- Early voting and absentee voting by mail for the November 8th election will begin on Friday, September 23rd at 9:00 a.m. at the Norfolk Office of Elections (810 Union Street, Suite 100).
- The deadline to register to vote for the November 8th election is October 17th (5:00 p.m. in person and 11:59 p.m. online).
- The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for the November 8th election is Friday, October 28th at 5:00 p.m. We recommend voters request ballots in advance to allow time for delivery.
- In addition to our regular early voting hours at the Norfolk Office of Elections (Monday through Friday 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.), we will be open on Saturday, October 29th and November 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- The last day to vote early in person for the November 8th General Election is Saturday, November 5th at 5:00 p.m.
- All polling places will offer drop boxes for absentee ballots to be returned on Election Day.
Voter Satellites for November 8, 2022 General Election
- In addition to early voting at our office, we will have the following voter satellite offices open for early voting beginning Friday, October 21st:
Berkley Recreation Center - 121 W. Liberty Street
Jordan-Newby Anchor Branch Library - 1425 Norchester Avenue
Lambert's Point Community Center - 1251 W. 42nd Street
Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library - 111 W. Ocean View Avenue
- The dates and times for early voting at our voter satellite locations are:
- Friday, October 21st - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday, October 23rd - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, October 25th - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, October 26th - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, October 27th - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Friday, October 28th - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Sunday, October 30th - 12:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.
- Tuesday, November 1st - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Wednesday, November 2nd - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
- Thursday, November 3rd - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
- Effective July 1, 2020 voters may request an absentee ballot without an excuse. Click here to apply online for an absentee ballot.
- Effective July 1, 2021 all voters on the Annual Absentee List were converted to the Permanent Absentee List and receive ballots for all future elections (to include Primary Elections if a party preference is indicated). Voters may opt out of future absentee ballots by completing and submitting the attached notice to the Registrar's office.
- 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
- Postcards were sent to all Norfolk registered voters by June 1, 2022 advising of changes due to redistricting from the 2020 Census.
- The entire City of Norfolk is now in Congressional District 3.
- Although Virginia Senate and House Districts have changed, your current representative remains. Elections for Virginia Senate and House of Delegates will occur in November 2023 with winners to be sworn in January 2024.
- Local redistricting for Wesley, Stuart, and Ocean View Center precincts will occur after the June 2021 Primary Election as early/absentee voting has already begun. Another Voter Information Notice will be sent to voters within these precincts.
- Check here to review your precinct and district information.
- To view updated maps, please visit our Map Gallery
Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day
Restoration of Voting Rights
- 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 from the Voter Participation Center (VPC) or Center for Voter Information (CVI) indicating you are not registered to vote
- Access to Online Third-Party Voter Registration Training (Revised July 1, 2022)
- Guidelines for Conducting Voter Registration Drives
- Guidelines for Authorized Observers