Elections and Voter Registration

Building One

(Polls are open on Election Day from 6am - 7pm - Don’t forget your ID)

Next Election: Presidential on November 3, 2020

Gloucester’s Elections and Voter Registration office has moved downstairs! Our newly expanded space is designed to accommodate recent changes to State code, and facilitate a safer, more convenient voter experience. The office is still located in the same County Office Building One but is now on the first floor.

Sample Ballots

Click here to see the Sample Ballot Copy Law § 24.2-622. Sample ballots.

Click here to see your Sample Ballot: Will be posted when they are available mid Sept.

Our Mission

The mission of our office is to provide opportunities for all qualified citizens of the County of Gloucester to register to vote; to promote the integrity of the electoral process by maintaining accurate and current voter registration records used in elections; to coordinate elections so they are conducted in a manner that secures the qualified citizen’s right to vote and ensures that the results accurately reflect the voter’s will; and to be an information resource for citizens regarding voter registration, absentee voting, elections and your elected officials.

Upcoming Deadlines 

The last day to get registered or make changes is: 22 days before a Primary or General Election and shorter for special elections to fill vacancies.  (Tues., October 13th)

In-Person Early Voting begins: 45 days prior to the Election in which you wish to vote, visit our office to vote early in-person. (Fri., September 18th)
Additional Hours: The Saturday prior to a Primary and two Saturday’s prior to a General. (Sat., October 24th & Sat., October 31st)

Last day of In-Person Early Voting: The Saturday prior to Election Day. (Sat., October 31st) The last day to request to Vote by Mail is: 11 days before Election Day, which is the Second Friday before Election Day. (Fri., October 23rd)

Absentee Vote by Mail and Early Voting In-Person

Access your Virginia voter record online here Absentee Voting to apply to vote absentee and view your absentee ballot status, 24 hours a day!  Everyone in the state of Virginia requesting an Absentee Ballot by mail must complete a Vote by Mail Application Form before receiving an Absentee Ballot. Requested ballots will be mailed mid September.

IF YOU DECIDE TO RETURN YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT IN-PERSON
Please use our New Vote-By-Mail Ballot Drop Box available 24/7 and securely located at the back entrance to our Building One on the porch. Do not use the Treasurer’s Drop Box.

IF YOU DECIDE NOT TO VOTE YOUR ABSENTEE BALLOT
Please return the ballot unopened in the pre-addressed envelope to our office before Election Day, bring it with you to the polls on Election Day or use our New Vote-By Mail Ballot Drop Box.

Please note, once you request an Absentee Ballot you are marked as already voting in this election, if you change your mind and want to vote In-Person on Election Day you must return the unvoted Absentee Ballot to vote normal or you will be required to vote a provisional ballot. 

IF YOU VOTE ABSENTEE, DOES YOUR BALLOT COUNT?
YES, absentee ballots by mail or in-person are counted at their own precinct on Election Day.  This is our Central Absentee Precinct, referred to as the CAP.

Accessible Voting

Does age or disability make it difficult for you to Vote on Election Day?
You have options: Absentee by Mail, Curbside Voting, click here to see more info and Vote!

UOCAVA Notice - Military and Overseas Voters

(Uniformed and Overseas Citizens Absentee Voting Act)

Make sure your ballot gets in on time! Click here for everything you need to know to vote.

Register to Vote or Change your Registration

Access online here Register to Vote or Change your Registration the registration site available 24 hours a day to get registered to vote or view your Virginia voter record  to update your registration, also see your polling place and election district information.  Please note: The deadline to register to vote also applies to updating your voter registration address.  Generally the deadline for registration is three weeks before a general election and shorter for special elections to fill vacancies.  If your address change is not submitted to the office of the general registrar by the applicable deadline for the election in which you wish to vote, you may not be able to vote.  Please notify the general registrar of address changes promptly here.

Interested in becoming an Election Officer

We are looking for New Election Officers to help in the upcoming busy Presidential Election year with the expected higher turn-out and to assist the current officers to have a successful day.  Participate so YOU can greatly enhance the voting experience for yourself and everyone else. YOU can speed up processing. YOU can shorten lines. YOU can gain great personal satisfaction from exercising your right to vote. YOU can become an Election Officer; just fill out the Request for Appointment Form.

Voter Registration Drives

To register for in-person training, email Gary Ellis. Effective July 1, 2013 all individuals or organizations requesting 25 or more voter registration applications are required to register and complete The Virginia Department of Elections certified training. For more information on how to get certified, please visit the Voter Registration Training website.

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To be qualified to vote, the Constitution of Virginia requires that citizens be registered in the precinct in which they live.  Don’t Forget your Identification!

Viginia is for Voters


Are you interested in Becoming a Candidate?  You should know...

  An election cycle begins on January 1 of the year that the candidate first seeks election for the office, forms may be filed any time after January 1 of the election year and before the filing deadline of the election.

  A candidate must file a Statement of Organization (§24.2-947.1) and register as a candidate for campaign finance purposes within 10 days of meeting any of the requirements listed in Section 2.1.

  The candidate will be required to establish a campaign committee even if the committee does not consist of any individual other than the candidate.  Campaign committees are required to establish a campaign depository in a financial institution located within the Commonwealth.  Personal bank accounts may not be used under any circumstances.

  It is important to understand that there is more to the law than just timely filing the required campaign finance reports. As a candidate or treasurer, you should familiarize yourself with the Summary of Virginia’s Campaign Finance Laws and Policies for Candidate Campaign Committees for it will serve as a valuable resource.

Find all this information and more at The Department of Elections Website: 

https://www.elections.virginia.gov/candidatepac-info/becoming-a-candidate/index.html