Northampton County Political Sign Policy


While Northampton County recognizes that political signs are a free speech issue, it must balance that with remaining politically neutral and not appearing to favor one candidate or political party over another. Therefore, all political signage must adhere to the following considerations or they will be removed by the Voter Registration staff.

• All signs can only be displayed while there is in person absentee voting happening in the Voter Registration Office. In person voting hours run Monday through Friday from 9am to 5pm beginning September 23, 2022, and ending Friday November 4th. We are also open the last two Saturdays before the Election, October 29th and November 5th from 9am to 5pm.

• All signs must be placed on the lawn in front of the Voter Registration Office, to the left side of the sidewalk if one were standing facing the building, (the side of the lawn with the crepe myrtle trees). The lawn to the right side of the sidewalk is private property, and signs are not permitted.

• All signs and other political activity must be outside the marked 40’ line, and cannot interfere or hinder members of the public using the sidewalk.

• Voter Registration staff will remove any signs that use vulgar, obscene or offensive language and/ or graphics.

• In the past, some voters or visitors to the County have helped themselves to signs. Voter Registration staff is not responsible for any lost or damaged signs or campaign materials. We are only responsible for removing signs/ campaign materials that are left up after 5 pm.

• Space for political activity on the lawn is first come, first served. Voter Registration Staff has no say if there are more signs for one candidate/ party than the other.


Notice of Town Elections for the November 8, 2022, General Election

For the November 8, 2022, General Election all towns will have elections. Cheriton, Eastville and Nassawadox will elect a Mayor and all six Town Council seats; Cape Charles and Exmore will elect a Mayor and three Town Council seats.

Town candidates do not have to file petitions, campaign finance documents or the Statement of Economic Interest.

Attached is the necessary paperwork to file and the Candidate Bulletin. The filing deadline is Tuesday, June 21, 2022  at 7 pm. Candidates can stop by the Voter Registration Office for the forms and get help from the staff as well. 

Department Staff Information

Terrence P. Flynn
General Registrar

Liz Smith
Assistant Registrar

Voter Registration
16404 Courthouse Rd
PO Box 510
Eastville VA 23347

Phone: 757-678-0480
Fax: 757-678-0453

[email protected]