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.
The Norfolk Office of Elections is collecting unwrapped toys and books for "Toys for Tots." There is a shortage of toys and books for age groups 0-2 and 10-12. Please drop off your donations to our office (Suite 100, City Hall) through December 9th. Our office hours are 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Special Election for the 7th Senate District on Tuesday, January 10, 2023. This District includes Little Creek, Azalea Gardens, & Part of Tarrallton.
The deadline to register for the January 10, 2023 Special Election is January 3rd (5PM in person and 11:59PM online).
Same day voter registration with Provisional voting will be available beginning January 4th through Election Day.
Early voting for the January 10, 2023 Special Election has begun. Our office hours for early voting are Monday through Friday from 9AM to 5PM. In addition to our regular hours, we will be open on Saturday, December 31st and January 7th from 9AM to 5PM. The last day to vote early is January 7th at 5PM.
The deadline to request an absentee ballot for the January 10, 2023 Special Election is 5PM, Friday, December 30th. Due to mail delivery, we recommend ballots be requested as soon as possible. Witness signature is required on all absentee ballots. Drop boxes will be available at the above polling places on Election Day. Ballots returned in person must be delivered to our office or your polling place by 7PM Election Day. Mail ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received by noon on the third business day after the election, Friday, January 13th.
- We encourage citizens to register to vote, update voter registration information, or request an absentee ballot ONLINE.
- Effective July 1, 2020 voters may request an absentee ballot without an excuse. Click here to apply online for an absentee ballot.
- Effective July 1, 2021 all voters on the Annual Absentee List were 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
- Did you receive a postcard requesting to call the Registrar to verify your registration is still active? Check your voter registration online
- Postcards were sent from the Virginia Department of Elections to all registered voters. This is to advise of changes due to redistricting from the 2020 Census.
- The entire City of Norfolk is now in Congressional District 3.
- Although Virginia Senate and House Districts have changed, your current representative remains. Elections for Virginia Senate and House of Delegates will occur in November 2023 with winners to be sworn in January 2024.
- Check here to review your precinct and district information.
- To view updated maps, please visit our Map Gallery
Polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day
Restoration of Voting Rights
- 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 from the Voter Participation Center (VPC) or Center for Voter Information (CVI) indicating you are not registered to vote
- Access to Online Third-Party Voter Registration Training (Revised July 1, 2022)
- Guidelines for Conducting Voter Registration Drives
- Guidelines for Authorized Observers