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.

The deadline to register for the November 2, 2021 General & Special Elections is Tuesday, October 12th (5:00 p.m. for in person and by mail and 11:59 p.m. online).

What is often referred to as "Early Voting" is actually No-Excuse "In-Person Absentee Voting" or " By-Mail Absentee Voting."

Absentee voting by mail and in person absentee/early voting for the November 2, 2021 General & Special Elections began Friday, September 17th.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for the November 2, 2021 General & Special Elections is 5pm, Friday, October 22nd.

Attention Voters: Witness Signature is required for absentee ballots by mail.

The Central Absentee Precinct will be open Monday through Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. beginning Friday, September 17th.  The Central Absentee Precinct is located at Norfolk City Hall (810 Union Street, First Floor).  In addition to our regular voting hours, the Central Absentee Precinct will be open on Saturday, October 23rd and October 30th from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.  The deadline to vote absentee in person/early vote is 5:00 p.m., Saturday October 30th, at Norfolk City Hall.

Four voter satellite offices with an absentee ballot drop box will be open for early voting beginning Wednesday, October 13th.  They are:

  1. Berkley Recreation Center, 121 W. Liberty Street
  2. Jordan-Newby Library, 1425 Norchester Avenue
  3. Lambert's Point Community Center, 1251 W. 42nd Street
  4. Mary D. Pretlow Anchor Branch Library, 111 W. Ocean View Avenue

Hours of Operation for voter satellite offices:

  • Wednesday, October 13th - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 14th - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 15th - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 17th - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 19th - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 20th - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 21st - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Friday, October 22nd - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Sunday, October 24th - 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, October 26th - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.
  • Wednesday, October 27th - 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, October 28th - 11:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Sample Ballots - November 2, 2021

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.
  • Effective July 1, 2021 all voters on the Annual Absentee List will be 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
  • The Special Election for City Council Superward 7 will be held in conjunction with the November 2, 2021 General Election
  • Check here for Constitutional Officer and City Council candidate list for November 2, 2021 General & Special Elections
  • Did you receive a postcard requesting to call the Registrar to verify your registration is still active?  Check your voter registration online

Resources

Voting

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