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Election Dates & Information

November 6. 2018, General and Special Election
Important Information:

  • Absentee voting begins September 9: Our office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for in-person absentee voting. You may also request that a ballot be sent to you by mail. You can call our office and we will mail you an application, or fill out an absentee ballot application on the Department of Elections website:
  • Close of Books: October 15 at 5:00p.m. The last day to register or change voter information.
  • Saturday Hours: October 27, and November 3, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Our office will be open as a convenience to voters who are unable to vote in person during the week.
  • Deadline to request absentee ballots by mail: October 30, at 5:00
  • November 6, 2018, General and Special Elections, Polls open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
  • Canvass for the November 6, 2018, General and Special Elections, November 6-12 We pre-canvass on election night to ensure all equipment and materials are returned, then do the actual canvassing of returns on Wednesday at 10:00 a.m. The canvass may remain open until the next Monday if we have outstanding provisional ID ballots.

On the Ballot
            We will have five different ballots styles for this election. A general ballot for most of our voters will feature races for U.S. Senate, U.S. Congressional District 02, two proposed constitutional amendments, and a special election for Commonwealth’s Attorney. The town of Cape Charles will feature a special election to fill a town council seat, and Eastville and Nassawadox will have races for mayor and town council. Finally there is a ballot that for specific overseas voters that features only the two federal races, U.S. Senate, and U.S. Congressional District 02. Below are the races and the candidates.
Member United States Senate
            Corey A. Stewart-R
            Timothy M. Kaine-D
            Matt J. Waters-L
Member House of Representatives 2nd District  
            Scott W. Taylor-R
            Elaine G. Luria-D
Proposed Constitutional Amendment Question 1
            Should a county, city, or town be authorized to provide a partial tax exemption for real property that is subject to recurrent flooding, if flooding resiliency improvements have been made on the property?
Proposed Constitutional Amendment Question 2
            Shall the real property tax exemption for a primary residence that is currently provided to the surviving spouses of veterans who had a one hundred percent service-connected, permanent and total disability be amended to allow the surviving spouse to move to a different primary residence and still claim the exemption?
Commonwealth’s Attorney
            Beverly P. Leatherbury

Member Town Council, Town of Cape Charles (Vote for only one)
            Cela J. Burge
            Herbert A. “Herb” Thom, Jr.
            Joan L. Natali
Mayor, Town of Eastville (Vote for only one)
            James C. Sturgis
Member Town Council, Town of Eastville (Vote for not more than six)
            Eleanor C. Gordon
            Denise W. Bland
            Mary Beth Briggs
            John D. Crockett
            Anne G. Sayers
            Barbara M. Thomas
Mayor, Town of Nassawadox (Vote for only one)
            Patsy S. Stith
Member Town Council, Town of Nassawadox (Vote for not more than six)
            John W. Hallett, Sr.
            Drury M. Stith
            Elizabeth P. “Liz” Freund
            Lisa Lindberg
            Claude F. Jones


Candidate campaign finance reports may be viewed at

Photo Identification Available at Voter Registration Office

Starting July 1, 2014, voters without an acceptable photo ID will be able to obtain a free photo ID at the Voter Registration office.

This completes the legal process started in 2012 when the General Assembly amended Virginia Code 24.2-643, and required that all voters show ID before voting.

The new law states that voters must show the following acceptable forms of identification: valid Virginia drivers’ license; DMV-issued photo identification card; valid United States passport; valid employee photo identification card; valid college or university photo identification card issued by a Virginia institution of higher education; or other government-issued photo identification card. The current voter registration card will no longer be a valid ID because it has no picture.

If you have one of the above forms of ID, the most likely being a driver’s license, that will be all you will need to show at the polls to vote. This new program is only for voters who do not have any of the above forms of identification. Voters will fill out a form with their voting information, sign an affidavit that they possess no other form of ID, and then have a quick picture taken and their signature captured. The photo ID will be mailed form the State Board of Elections directly to the voter.

If you have any questions, please contact us at (757) 678-0480.

To view information on how to run for office you may visit Virginia State Board of Elections follow the links "Candidates" and "Campaign Finance" and/or contact the Voter Registration Office in Northampton 757-678-0480.


Polling Locations

DISTRICT 1 and Cape Charles Town Elections - Trinity United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall - 410 Tazewell Ave Cape Charles

DISTRICT 2 and Cheriton Town Elections - Cheriton United Methodist Fellowship Hall, 21309 South Bayside Road, Cheriton

DISTRICT 3 and Nassawadox Town Elections - Northampton Fire and Rescue Squad Building - 10239 Pine Ave Nassawadox

DISTRICT 4 - Johnsons United Methodist Church Social Hall, 11175 Bayside Rd, Machipongo

DISTRICT 5 and Exmore Town Elections - Exmore Fire Station - 3356 Main St Exmore

Eastville Town Elections - Eastville Fire Hall - 17202 Courthouse Rd

Polls open at 6:00 A.M. and close at 7:00 P.M.

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