Elections and Voter Registration
Election Day: Tuesday, November 3, 2020
- IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT ON UPCOMING ELECTION
- HOW TO VOTE SAFELY DURING A PANDEMIC
- ARE YOU WAITING IN LINE?
We are here to help You! We run safe and secure elections in Gloucester County! Our voters stay informed of our election process that ensures the votes cast are qualified and counted! No matter what way you choose to vote: Absentee Vote by Mail, Early Voting In-person or on Election Day we will make sure you know we care, you will be safe, and your vote will count! We cannot express our gratitude to the voters, our polling locations and our many Election Officers that come help us make this happen!
To continue to improve on our ease of access, our office has moved downstairs! Our newly expanded space is designed to 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. We have a New Drive-through Ballot Drop box that is ADA Accessible and allows all voters to securely return their ballot from their vehicle, on time with no in-person contact during this pandemic. We are doing everything we can to make sure you know that elections are a critical role in our community, and we will continue to ensure you have every opportunity to vote! Thank you Gloucester County!
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Click here to see your Sample Ballot: SAMPLE BALLOT FOR NOV. 3, 2020
Question 1: Should the Constitution of Virginia be amended to establish a redistricting commission, consisting of eight members of the General Assembly and eight citizens of the Commonwealth, that is responsible for drawing the congressional and state legislative districts that will be subsequently voted on, but not changed by, the General Assembly and enacted without the Governor's involvement and to give the responsibility of drawing districts to the Supreme Court of Virginia if the redistricting commission fails to draw districts or the General Assembly fails to enact districts by certain deadlines?
Question 2: Should an automobile or pickup truck that is owned and used primarily by or for a veteran of the United States armed forces or the Virginia National Guard who has a one hundred percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability be free from state and local taxation?
Should Gloucester County be authorized to levy a general retail sales tax at a rate not to exceed (1% ), provided the revenue from the sales tax shall be used solely for capital projects for the construction or renovation of schools in Gloucester County and that the sales tax shall expire by July 31, 2040?
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.
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.
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.
Additional Hours: The Saturday prior to a Primary and two Saturday’s prior to a General.
Last day of In-Person Early Voting: The Saturday prior to Election Day. The last day to request to Vote by Mail is: 11 days before Election Day, which is the Second Friday before Election Day.
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.
We have a New Secure Drive-through Vote-By-Mail "Official Ballot Drop Box" that is available for you to safely return your ballot on time with no in-person contact! The Drop Box is under 24 hour surveillance and is located at the back of our Building One, which is the parking lot entrance area to our office. Do not use the Treasurer’s Drop Box at the entry off Justice Dr. Signs will be posted to direct you to our New Ballot Drop Box. (6467 Main St., Bldg One, Gloucester, VA)
When returning your Absentee Ballot by Mail or through the Ballot Drop Box, please be sure to enclose your ballot in Envelope B completed, sealed and inside of the pre-paid postage envelope provided.
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 Drive-through Ballot Drop Box.
If you have requested or received an absentee by mail ballot but would rather vote in person, please bring your unopened ballot with you when you go to vote, you may either vote early in person at your registrar’s office or at your polling place on Election Day.
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.
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.
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!
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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.
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!
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: