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Sample Ballots

The following ballots will be used in the November 7, 2017, General and Special Elections. Sample #1 will be for District 1 voters; Sample #2 for District 2 voters; Sample #3 for Town of Nassawadox voters; Sample #4 for District 3 voters, and Sample # 5 for district 4 and 5 voters. Sample ballots are available in the Voter Registration Office as well.

Any candidate or group who would like to use The Electoral Board’s sample ballots should contact our office regarding the rules for creating sample ballots.

Sample#1 Sample#2 Sample#3 Sample#4 Sample#5



On Thursday, September 1, 2017, the General Registrar will be participating in a community function at Kiptopeke Elementary School from 12:00 to 2:00 pm. He will have voter registration applications as well as other voting materials and information.


November 7, 2017, General and Special Election
General Information

            On November 7, 2017, Northampton voters will go to the polls to elect a Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Member of the House of Delegates and a slate of local offices.
            Absentee voting will open no later than Friday, September 22. Voters may apply now for online ballots by stopping by our office or by going to the Department of Elections website:
            Please call us if you have any questions.

State Wide Races:

Ralph S. Northam-D
Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie-R
Clifford D. Hydra-L

Lieutenant Governor
Justin E. Fairfax-D
Jill H. Vogel-R

Attorney General
Mark R. Herring-D
J0hn D. Adams-R

Local Races

Member House of Delegates 100th District
Willie C. Randall-D
Robert S. Bloxom, Jr. -R

Board of Supervisors

District 1
John R. Coker-I
Jacqueline C. Chatmon-I

District 2
David W. Fauber-I

District 3
Oliver H. Bennett-I

School Board

Randall D. “Randy” Parks-I

District 1
Maxine R. Rasmussen-I

District 2
Paul E. Bibbins, Jr. –I

District 3


Please note that in the District 3 School Board race and the Nassawadox Mayor race there were no candidates who qualified for the ballot, so voters will have to write in their choice of candidates. Any resident of the district who is qualified to vote may be written in, but not everyone who wins by write-in accepts the position. Voters should ensure that they have the correct spelling of their write-in candidate and that the person wants the position. If you would like to know more about write-in candidates, or about being a write-in candidate, please call or email the office.


Election Information

The Electoral Board and General Registrar are responsible for virtually all aspects of voter registration and election administration in Northampton County. They are committed to providing each citizen of Northampton County with the opportunity to exercise his or her right to vote in an efficient and equitable manner in accordance with the Constitutions of the United States, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Code of Virginia.

The Northampton County Electoral Board is a bipartisan board responsible for ensuring uniformity, fairness, accuracy and purity in all elections held in Northampton County. This board promotes the proper administration of election laws, and campaign finance disclosure compliance. The Board is comprised of three members. The three members are appointed on a staggered term basis for a three-year term. The Circuit Court Judges receive nominations for appointment from the political parties. Two electoral board members shall be of the political party which cast the highest number of votes for Governor in the last election.

The Code of Virginia mandates that the Electoral Board meet in February and March and to hold a Canvas of Votes after each election. The Board calls for other meetings as the need arises. In addition, Board Members must be available to oversee operations at each polling place throughout the day on Election Day.

The General Registrar is appointed for a four-year term and is charged with the responsibility of implementing procedures used to properly register voters, maintaining voter registration records, maintaining the registrar’s office and ensuring uniformity, fairness and legality of the registration process in Northampton County. In addition, the registrar carries out duties delegated by the Electoral Board.

The Code of Virginia allows for Special Elections to be conducted under certain circumstances. In addition, each Political Party has the option of holding a Primary every June. A General Election is held every year in November and Town Elections are held in May in even numbered years.

The Electoral Board and General Registrar are available to speak to organizations and groups and to demonstrate the AVC Edge Touch Screen Voting Equipment.

JoAnne Fitchett, Chair
JoAnn M. Clark, Vice-Chair
Ralph Orzo, Secretary
Terrence P. Flynn, General Registrar

Election Information: This page contains information on Election Dates, offices to be elected, polling place locations and hours of operation.

Voter Registration: This page contains information regarding qualifications to register, locations to obtain Voter Registration Applications and how to make changes to your registration information.

Candidates: This page contains information on candidates who have qualified to be placed on the ballot.  This information is also updated daily at the State Board of Elections web site.

Elected Officials: This page contains a list of elected officials, Federal, State and Local (County and Town) their term of office and contact information.


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