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

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.

The next election is Tuesday, November 3, 2020.  This election will include Electors for U.S. President, Vice President, U.S. Senate & House of Representatives, Constitutional Amendments and local Referendum.

Absentee voting for the November 3rd General & Special Elections will begin September 18th.

If you have previously applied for an absentee ballot for the November 3rd Election please do not submit another application unless your information has changed (name and/or address).

Local Referendum to appear on the November 3rd ballot:  "Shall casino gaming be permitted at a casino gaming establishment in the City of Norfolk as may be approved by the Virginia Lottery Board?"

[   ]   Yes

[   ]  No

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

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.

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
  • Did you receive a postcard requesting to call the Registrar to verify your registration is still active?  Check your voter registration online
  • Did you receive a letter and pre-populated application from the Center for Voter Information?  This organization is NOT affiliated with the Norfolk Office of Elections, Virginia Department of Elections or State Board of Elections. We recommend voters request an absentee ballot online through the Virginia Department of Elections website -or- you may complete and mail the application that you received.  If you have already applied for an absentee ballot for the November 3, 2020 election you DO NOT need to submit another application unless your voter information (name/address) has changed.
  • The Norfolk Office of Elections does not utilize drop boxes.  Absentee ballots may be returned via mail (USPS), delivery courier (UPS, Federal Express, DHL, etc.).  If a voter chooses to return their absentee ballot in person, they must provide valid voter identification when delivering to our office (810 Union Street - City Hall Building).  By law, you may not return another individual's ballot.



Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day


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

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Security Measures

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.