Voter Registration and Elections



Important Voting Information

On November 2, 2021, a General and Special Election will be held for the purpose of electing a Governor; Lieutenant Governor; Attorney General; Member of the House of Delegates, 100th District; and various local offices including members for the Boards of Supervisors and School Boards.

Absentee voting will begin on September 17. If you wish to vote by mail, you can apply on-line at or you can contact the Voter Registration Office. In-person absentee voting is available Monday to Friday at the Voter Registration Office from 9 am to 5 pm. The office will be open on the last two Saturdays before the Election, Oct. 23 and Oct 30.

The last day to register to vote in the November Election is Tuesday, Oct. 12 by 5 pm. The last day to request a mail in ballot is Friday, Oct. 22 by 5 pm.

Northampton Voter Registration
16404 Courthouse Rd. Room 135
P.O. Box 510
Eastville, VA 23347
Office hours: 9 am-5 pm, M-F
(757) 678-0480 

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. Town Elections have been moved to November as well, and will take place in the even numbered years.

The Electoral Board and General Registrar will gladly to speak to organizations and groups. Please call the office to make a request.

Dennis O’Hara, Chair
JoAnne Fitchett, Vice-Chair
JoAnn M. Clark, Secretary

Terrence P. Flynn, General Registrar
Liz Smith, Assistant 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.

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