Voter Registration and Elections

Election Results for the November 5, 2019 General Election can be found at:
Northampton County Election Results 


November 5, 2019, General and Special Elections in Northampton County


Election Preview

On November 5, Northampton voters will go to the polls to select candidates for state wide and local offices. Voters will elect a Member, Senate of Virginia 6th District, and Member, House of Delegates 100th District to the General Assembly. On the local level, all Northampton voters will elect Constitutional Officers for Commonwealth Attorney, Sheriff, Commissioner of Revenue, and Treasurer as well as School Board At Large and Soil and Water Conservation Directors for the Eastern Shore District. Voters in Districts Four and Five will also elect a member to the Board of Supervisors and the School Board. The Town of Cheriton will hold a Special Election for Town Council.



Voters will receive one of four ballot styles depending on their voting district. Voters in Districts One, Two, or Three will receive Ballot Style 1. Cheriton town residents will receive Ballot Style 2. Voters in Districts Four and Five will receive Ballot Styles 3 and 4 respectively.

Sample Ballots

Ballot Style 1 (Districts 1, 2, &3)

Ballot Style 2 (Town of Cheriton)

Ballot Style 3 (District 4)

Ballot Style 4 (District 5)

(Note to Candidates: You are free to use our sample ballots to create your own, personalized sample ballots, but be sure to follow the rules for your own sample ballots, which are stated in the authorization statement on each ballot. Call the office for more information.)

Important Dates

September 20 to November 1—Office open 9-5 Monday through Friday for in-person absentee voting. All absentee ballots previously applied for this election will be mailed out on the 20th.

October 15—Last day to register or change voter information for November 5 Election

October 26—Office open on Saturday, 9-5, for in-person absentee voting

October 29—Last day to apply via online, fax or mail for a mailed absentee ballot

November 2—Office open on Saturday, 9-5, for in-person absentee voting

November 5, 2019—Election Day! Polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. 

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