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This section will be added to as we get closer to the 2020 Presidential Election.  Still need clarification? Call us at: 757-678-0480. 

November 3, 2020, Presidential Election


Absentee Voting

Virginia now has early voting starting 45 days before the election. No excuse is needed to vote absentee in person or with a mailed ballot.


Early in-person voting begins on September 18 in our office in the county complex in Eastville. Voting will be available Monday through Friday from 9-5.



Voters who wish to vote absentee by mail will need to send in an application to receive their ballot. You can apply online at:
You can also request an application by phone or fill one out at our office.

Voters, we are still not certain what Covid-19 restrictions will, or will not be, in place for the November Presidential Election. Polling places may still be allowing only one voter in at a time as in the May and June elections. Please consider your best option and plan accordingly.


September 18—In person absentee voting begins
October 13—Last day to register or update information
October 23—Last day to request a mailed ballot
October 24 & 31—Office open on Saturday 9-5
October 31—Last day to vote in person absentee

Request an absentee ballot:

Email us:
Call us: 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 and Town Elections are held in May in 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.

Ralph Orzo, Chair
JoAnn M. Clark, Vice-Chair
JoAnne Fitchett, 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

Vote Registration
16404 Courthouse Rd
PO Box 510
Eastville VA 23347

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