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NOTICE OF WITHDRAWAL: Elizabeth R. Guzman is no longer a candidate for Lieutenant Governor. This candidate withdrew after the ballot had already been printed and therefore still appears on the ballot.

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Who: Residents who will be 18 or older by the Nov. 2 General Election have until Monday, May 17 to register for the upcoming Democratic Primary on Tuesday, June 8. Anyone who has moved since the last election should change/update address.

How: Go online or register in-person at the registrar's office or any Hampton library. For general elections, the deadline to register is 22 days before the election.


Who can vote absentee: Because of a law effective July 1, 2020, anyone can vote absentee; you no longer need to choose a reason. However, if you are a first-time voter in Hampton, you cannot vote absentee by mail unless you meet certain requirements.

How: Complete the online form (the quickest method) or call the Registrar’s Office to have a form sent to you. 

You can also call the Hampton registrar’s office at 757-727-6218 to have the absentee ballot application sent to you. After the registrar receives the application, a ballot will be mailed to you. If you received and then lost or threw away your absentee ballot, you can call and explain. The Registrar’s Office will mail another ballot to you, along with an oath you will sign and return stating you no longer have the original ballot. If you need accommodations under ADA to vote absentee, call 757-727-6218.

Deadline to apply: Your request for an absentee ballot must be received by 5 p.m. eleven days before Election Day to receive a ballot by mail.

When will I get my ballot? The Hampton registrar will begin mailing absentee ballots to applicants 45 days before the election.

Deadline to vote: Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than Election Day and must be received by noon on the third day after the election. You can also deliver your ballot in-person to the registrar’s office no later than 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Return in person or mail ballot to: 

Voter Registrar
1919 Commerce Drive
Suite 280
Hampton, VA 23666


Early voting (absentee voting in person)

Who can vote early: Anyone can vote absentee or early; you no longer need to choose a reason.

How: You can vote in person at the registrar's main office. You must bring an ID with you, just as you would at your precinct.

When: Begins 45 days before Election Day; Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open the last two Saturdays before Election Day: May 29 and June 5 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. 

Deadline: Last day to vote early the Saturday before Election Day.

Where: 1919 Commerce Drive, Suite 280

Voting on Election Day

How: Go to your assigned polling place. (If you forget, you can check on the city's GIS system or the state election site.) You must bring an ID with you. COVID precautions (masking, social distancing) will be observed. You may bring your own black ballpoint pen.

When: Polls are open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day. Anyone in line at 7 p.m. can vote. Accessible and/or curbside voting — both early and at your precinct — are available upon request. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. You may bring your own black ball-point pen. Questions? Call 757-727-6218.

Registrar services

Who is my congressional representative? Where do I go to vote? How can I become an election official? Those questions and more can be answered by the Hampton’s Voter Registrar’s Office and the Department of Elections. You can also use Hampton’s GIS search to find out which precinct and districts you are in.