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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


Election Information

The Electoral Board and General Registrar are responsible for virtually all aspects of voter registration and election administration in Northampton County. They are committed to providing each citizen of Northampton County with the opportunity to exercise his or her right to vote in an efficient and equitable manner in accordance with the Constitutions of the United States, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Code of Virginia.

The Northampton County Electoral Board is a bipartisan board responsible for ensuring uniformity, fairness, accuracy and purity in all elections held in Northampton County. This board promotes the proper administration of election laws, and campaign finance disclosure compliance. The Board is comprised of three members. The three members are appointed on a staggered term basis for a three-year term. The Circuit Court Judges receive nominations for appointment from the political parties. Two electoral board members shall be of the political party which cast the highest number of votes for Governor in the last election.

The Code of Virginia mandates that the Electoral Board meet in February and March and to hold a Canvas of Votes after each election. The Board calls for other meetings as the need arises. In addition, Board Members must be available to oversee operations at each polling place throughout the day on Election Day.

The General Registrar is appointed for a four-year term and is charged with the responsibility of implementing procedures used to properly register voters, maintaining voter registration records, maintaining the registrar’s office and ensuring uniformity, fairness and legality of the registration process in Northampton County. In addition, the registrar carries out duties delegated by the Electoral Board.

The Code of Virginia allows for Special Elections to be conducted under certain circumstances. In addition, each Political Party has the option of holding a Primary every June. A General Election is held every year in November and Town Elections are held in May in even numbered years.

The Electoral Board and General Registrar will gladly to speak to organizations and groups. Please call the office to make a request.

Ralph Orzo, Chair
JoAnne Fitchett, Vice-Chair
JoAnn M. Clark, Secretary
Terrence P. Flynn, General Registrar
Liz Smith, Assistant Registrar

Election Information: This page contains information on Election Dates, offices to be elected, polling place locations and hours of operation.

Voter Registration: This page contains information regarding qualifications to register, locations to obtain Voter Registration Applications and how to make changes to your registration information.

Candidates: This page contains information on candidates who have qualified to be placed on the ballot.  This information is also updated daily at the State Board of Elections web site.

Elected Officials: This page contains a list of elected officials, Federal, State and Local (County and Town) their term of office and contact information.


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