Office of Elections

Our Mission

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.

Elections Information

We encourage citizens to register to vote, update voter registration information, or request an absentee ballot ONLINE.

Notice of Primary Election - June 8, 2021

Elizabeth R. Guzman is no longer a candidate for Lieutenant Governor.  This candidate withdrew after the ballots had already been printed and, therefore, still appears on the ballot.

Democratic Party Sample Ballot - House of Delegates 79th District

Precincts include: Part of Granby, Part of Lafayette-Winona, Part of Second Presbyterian, Titustown, and Part of Willard.

Democratic Party Sample Ballot - House of Delegates 89th District

Precincts include: Ballentine, Berkley, Broad Creek, Campostella, Chesterfield, Chrysler Museum, Ghent Square, Part of Lafayette-Winona, Lambert's Point, Larchmont Library, Larchmont School, Lindenwood, Maury, Park Place, Ruffner Academy, Part of Second Presbyterian, Stuart, Taylor Elementary School, Union Chapel, Part of Willard, and Young Park.

Democratic Party Sample Ballot

Precincts include: Azalea Gardens, Barron Black, Bayview, Coleman Place School,  Crossroads, East Ocean View, Easton, Fairlawn, Part of Granby, Ingleside, Part of Lafayette-Winona, Lake Taylor High School, Larrymore, Little Creek, Northside, Norview, Ocean View Center, Ocean View School, Poplar Halls, Pretlow, Rosemont, Sherwood, Suburban Park, Tanners Creek, Tarrallton, Third Presbyterian, and Wesley.

Republican Party Sample Ballot - House of Delegates 83rd District

Precincts include: Part of East Ocean View.  No other precincts in Norfolk will be having a June 8th Republican Party Primary Election.

Candidate List for Norfolk Commonwealth's Attorney

The deadline to register to vote for the June 8, 2021 Primary Election is Monday, May 17, 2021 at 5:00 p.m. for in-person and 11:59 p.m. online.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for the June 8, 2021 Primary Election is 5:00 p.m. Friday, May 28th.  Due to USPS mail service delivery we recommend requesting an absentee ballot by mail earlier to allow adequate time for delivery and return.

Witness signature for absentee ballots by mail is waived for the June Primary Elections by Court Order.

Absentee voting for the June 8, 2021 Primary Elections will be held at Norfolk City Hall, 1st Floor, beginning April 23rd.  Voters may park in the Union Street parking lot behind City Hall.  Please use the Union Street entrance (front of the building). Absentee voting will be available Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. In addition to our regular office hours, we will be open on Saturday, May 29th and June 5th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for in person absentee voting.  The deadline to vote absentee in person is 5:00 p.m. on Saturday, June 5th.

Absentee ballots may be returned via USPS, approved delivery courier service (such as DHL, Federal Express, or UPS), or in person. A ballot drop box is available during absentee voting hours and dates listed above at 810 Union Street, First Floor, City Hall.  In addition, drop boxes will be available at all polling places on Election Day, June 8th, from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

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.  Although Norfolk City offices are closed to the public, the Norfolk Office of Elections will offer curbside services during regular office hours.   For election related business, other than absentee voting, 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.

Important Information

  • Effective July 1, 2020 you may request an absentee ballot without an excuse. You may also request to be placed on the Annual Absentee Ballot list to receive ballots by mail for all elections within the current calendar year.  Click here to apply online for an absentee ballot.
  • Check here for the list of upcoming elections
  • The Special Election for City Council Superward 7 will be held in conjunction with the November 2, 2021 General Election
  • 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