Voter Registration and Elections

NOVEMBER 8, 2022, GENERAL ELECTION
VOTER INFORMATION


Important Dates:

September 23: Absentee voting begins in the Voter Registration Office. 9 am - 5 pm Mon-Fri. Any ballots requested before this date will be mailed out.

October 17: Last day to register or change voter information for the November 8th Election

October 28: Last day to request a mailed absentee ballot.

October 29 (Saturday): Voter Registration Office open for Saturday voting 9 am -5 pm.

November 5 (Saturday): Voter Registration Officer open for Saturday voting 9 am -5 pm. Last day to vote in person before election.

November 8: Election Day! Polls open 6 am -7 pm.


ABSENTEE VOTING


In Person


In person absentee voting will begin on September 23rd, 2022, and run for 45 days in the Voter Registration Office, Rm 135, at the County Complex in Eastville. Voting is open from 9 am - 5 pm Monday through Friday, and we will also be open on the two Saturdays before the election, October 29, and November 5th from 9 am - 5 pm as well. Please bring a valid ID to vote.

In order to better serve our voters, we offer curb-side voting during in person absentee voting. Simply pull into the handicapped space in front of the office that is marked for curb side voting and alert the staff by either calling (678-0480) or coming into the office. You will be asked to bring in the ID of the curb side voter in the car, and then a voting assistant will bring out the voting package for the voter.

By Mail


Absentee by mail voting begins on September 23rd as well. You may request a mailed ballot at any time from now until October 28th. You can go to the Department of Elections website to apply for a ballot, or contact the office to request that we send you an application for a ballot. Here is a fillable pdf that you can fill out and submit by either email or regular mail.

We will be using the same processes for absentee by mail that we have in the last elections: you will need a witness for your ballot; postage is pre-paid for the return envelope; and if you make any mistakes with your ballot, we will help you ‘cure’ your mistake so your ballot can be counted.

Northampton does not use ballot drop off boxes. Instead voters can return their ballots in person at the Voter Registration Office during normal business hours, and at their polling place on Election Day.

SAMPLE BALLOTS

General
Cape Charles
Cheriton
Eastville
Nassawadox
Exmore
Belle Haven



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.



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.


JoAnn Clark, Chair
Mirchelle Enright, Vice chair
Dennis O'Hara, 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

[email protected]