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 to vote for the June 8, 2021 Primary Election is Monday, May 17, 2021 at 5pm for in-person and 11:59pm online.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail for the June 8, 2021 Primary Election is 5pm Friday, May 28th. Due to USPS mail service delivery we recommend requesting an absentee ballot by mail earlier to allow adequate time for delivery and return.
Out of an abundance of caution due to the uncertainty of COVID-19, all City of Norfolk buildings are closed to the public until further notice.
Although Norfolk City offices are closed to the public, the Norfolk Office of Elections will offer curbside services during regular office hours. For election related business, please park in the Main Street circle (located next to the City Hall Building at the intersection of Main Street and St. Paul’s Boulevard) and contact our office via telephone at 757-664-4353.
- 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.
- Check here for the list of upcoming 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
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, 2018)
- 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)