Did you know because of a July 1st change in the law, you can vote early in Virginia, starting 45 days before an election, without a reason? You can apply for a ballot for the November General Election by clicking the button below.

Aug. 21, 2020 – Hampton voters will have several options for the presidential race on Nov. 3, 2020, due to concerns about COVID: Absentee voting, early in-person voting or traditional polling places on election day. Here’s a guide to help youthrough the process:

Register to vote or update registration

  • Who: Anyone who will be 18 by election day can register to vote. Anyone who has moved since the last election should change/update address.
  • How: Go online or register in-person at the registrar’s office or any Hampton library.
  • Deadline: Oct. 13, 2020.
  • If you are a first-time voter in Hampton,you cannot vote absentee by mail unless you meet certain requirements.Absentee voting by mail
  • Who: Due to a law effective July 1, anyone can vote absentee; you no longer need to choose a reason.
  • How: Complete the online form or call the registrar’s office to have a form sent to you.
  • Deadline to apply: Your request for an absentee ballot must be received by 5 p.m. Oct. 23; sooner is better than later, due to what is expected to be a large volume of requests.
  • When will I get my ballot? The Hampton registrar will begin mailing absentee ballots to applicants on Sept. 18.
  • Deadline to vote: Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked no later than Nov. 3 and must be received by noon on Friday, Nov. 6. You can also deliver your ballot in- person to the registrar’s office. (You cannot have someone else deliver your ballot.)Early voting (Absentee voting in person)
  • Who: Due to a law effective July 1, anyone can vote absentee; you no longer need to choose a reason.
  • How: You can vote in-person at the registrar’s main or satellite office. You must bring an ID with you, just as you would at your precinct.
  • When: Begins Sept. 18; Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Open on Saturdays Oct. 24 and 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
  • Deadline: Last day to vote early is Oct. 31
  • Where: 1919 Commerce Drive, Suite 470 or 101 Kings Way


Notes Of Interest:

Tuesday, October 13th is the last day to register to vote or update an existing registration for November 3rd election.

ANNOUNCEMENT: The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail for the November 3rd election is Friday, October 23rd. Your request must be received by your local registrar by 5 pm. The quickest way to get an absentee ballot mailed to you is to fill out the online form. You can also call the Hampton registrar’s office at 757- 727-6218 to have the absentee ballot application sent to you. After the registrar receives the application, a ballot will be mailed to you.


Apply to help at polls for next election


Aug. 14, 2020 — The City of Hampton V oter Registrar’s Office is looking for election officials to work during the presidential election on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020.

Elections officials work at a precinct on election day to ensure accurate election results and equal access to voting. They also provide necessary assistance to individual voters who need help.

Workers need to be at their assigned precinct at 5 a.m. and stay until results are compiled, usually between 9 p.m. and 11 p.m. They are paid $125 for the day, and first-time officials are paid $25 for attending a three-hour training session.

Many of Hampton’s longtime election officials are senior citizens who are stepping down, and new officials are needed. Officials are behind plexiglass screens and precautions are taken to minimize the risk of contracting the coronavirus.

For more information about this year’s process, please visit http://hampton.gov/voter or call 757-727-6218.