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May 3, 2016 May Town General Election

The following candidates have been certified for the May Town Elections for their respective towns. Candidates are listed alphabetically as their names will appear on the ballot.

Cape Charles
Town Council (Vote for three)
Steven R. Bennett
Andrew J. “Andy” Buchholz
Daniel F. X. Burke
David C. Gay
Nioaka H. Marshall
Dora Sullivan
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Joseph A. Habel
Warren W. “Ski” Wisneski

Town Council (Vote for six)
Daniel C. Dabinett
B.B. “Barry” Downing
Robert K. Lewis
Mary Lena Mears
Christina L. J. Travis
J. Wesley Travis
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James C. Sturgis

Town Council (Vote for six)
Denise Waters Bland
John D. Crockett
Ben T. Fox
Eleanor C. Gordon
R. Todd Simpson
Edgar S. Sturgis III
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Town Council (Vote for three)
Thomas R. Lewis
John “Coby” Metz
Chase Edward Sturgis
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Voting Locations
All voters except Eastville voters will vote in their usual polling places. Eastville voters will vote at the Northampton Volunteer Fire Company’s Bingo Hall at 17202 Courthouse Rd, Eastville.

Nassawadox Town Election
The Nassawadox Town Election has been moved to the November 8, 2016 General Election by ordinance of the town council.

Absentee Voting

Absentee voting is currently available at the Voter Registration Office in Eastville during normal business hours, Monday through Friday. The office will also be open the last Saturday before the election, April 30, from 9 to 5. That Saturday is also the last day to vote in person. If you wish to vote absentee by mail, please send your absentee application to our office: PO BOX 510, Eastville, VA 23347. You can find the absentee application on the Department Of Election’s website



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.

JoAnn M. Clark, Chair
JoAnne Fitchett, 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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