Office of Elections
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.
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 (5pm for in person and by mail and 11:59 p.m. online).
In person and by mail absentee voting for the November 2, 2021 General & Special Elections will begin on Friday, September 17th.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the November 2, 2021 General & Special Elections is 5pm, Friday, October 22nd.
- 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
Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day
Restoration of Voting Rights
- Governor restores Civil Rights to over 69,000 Virginians - March 16, 2021
- Check for Restoration of Voting Rights. If you have questions about rights restoration contact the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s Office at 804-692-0104
Voting Guidelines & Resources
- Election Information
- Receive a notice indicating you are not registered to vote (PDF)
- Access to Online Third-Party Voter Registration Training (Revised July 1, 2020)
- Guidelines for Conducting Voter Registration Drives (PDF)
- Guidelines for Authorized Observers (PDF)
- Information for Norfolk State University Students
- Information for Old Dominion University Students (PDF)