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IMPORTANT VOTING INFORMATION

The Constitution of Virginia requires that you be registered in the precinct in which you live in order to be qualified to vote. To change your registration, written authorization containing the correct information should be sent to the address below or you may complete a new Voter Registration Application.

The Voter Registration Office is open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

The last day to register to vote in the November 4, 2014 General Election is October 14, 2014.


For additional information or to be sent an Absentee Ballot Application or Voter Registration Application, please call the Voter Registration Office in Eastville at 757-678-0480. Final day to receive absentee ballot applications BY MAIL is Tuesday,October 28. The Voter Registration Office in Eastville will be open on Saturday October 25 and November1 from 9:00 to 5:00 for in person absentee voting.


All requests for reasonable accommodations due to a disability should be made to the registrar with at least 48 hours notice.

Terrence P. Flynn, General Registrar
16404 Courthouse Road
PO Box 510
Eastville, VA 23347-0510
757-678-0480
E-mail: vote@co.northampton.va.us


To be eligible to vote in Virginia a person must meet all of the following criteria:

  • be a resident of Virginia (A person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes);
  • be a United States citizen;
  • be 18 years old (A person who is 17 years old and will be 18 years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election);
  • does not claim the right to vote in any other state;
  • not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law and;
  • if convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored.

Application forms are available at no charge. Persons eligible to register can obtain Registration Applications at any of the following:

Voter Registration Office
Cape Charles Town Office, 2 Plum Street
Exmore Town Office, 3239 Main Street
Social Services, 5265 The Horns
Health Department, 7114 Lankford Highway

You may also request a Voter Registration Application by calling the Voter Registration Office 678-0480. The Northampton County Voter Registration Office is open Monday through Friday from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M. You may download form from Virginia State Board of Elections ( http://www.sbe.virginia.gov ). Once at that site click on Voter Registration. If mailing an application, close to deadline for final day of registration, ask Post Office to hand cancel envelope to be assured of a timely date.

Election Types

Registration Deadlines

Code of Virginia §§ 24.2-416 

General

22 Days before election   

Primary

22 Days before election

Special

13 Days before election

Special (Called by the Governor)

 7 Days before election

 


Change of Address

Because you vote according to where you, live it is important that your registration record shows your current residence address, as well as, any name or mailing address change that has occurred since you registered to vote. You may make a change of address, name or other information by sending a letter notifying the Voter Registrar, completing an address change notification provided by the DMV, using the form on the back of your voter card or by re-registering either by mail or in person. Voter Registration Forms can be downloaded from Virginia State Board of Elections. Once on the site click "Voter Information".

All changes of address must be received 22 days before the election in order to make a change for that election. Changes not received in a timely manner will be made after the election.


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