Voter Registrar's Office


Who can vote absentee: Because of a law effective July 1, anyone can vote absentee; you no longer need to choose a reason. However, if you are a first-time voter in Hampton, you cannot vote absentee by mail unless you meet certain requirements.

How: Complete the online form (the quickest method) or call the Registrar’s Office to have a form sent to you. 

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. If you received and then lost or threw away your absentee ballot, you can call and explain. The Registrar’s Office will mail another ballot to you, along with an oath you will sign and return stating you no longer have the original ballot. If you need accommodations under ADA to vote absentee, call 757-727-6218.

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 Election Day, Nov. 3. Ballots returned in person must be delivered by 7 p.m. Nov. 3. Ballots may be delivered to the Registrar’s Office at 1919 Commerce Drive, the Satellite Office at 101 Kings Way, or to your Voting Precinct on Election Day.

Return in person or mail ballot to: 

Voter Registrar
1919 Commerce Drive
Suite 280
Hampton, VA 23666

Track your ballot 

You can track your mail-in ballot online.


Early voting (absentee voting in person)

Who can vote early: Anyone can vote absentee or early; you no longer need to choose a reason.

How: You can vote in person at the registrar's main office 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: You can vote early in person at the registrar's main office or satellite office:

Main office
1919 Commerce Drive
Suite 470 

Satellite office
101 Kings Way

Voting on Election Day

How: Go to your assigned polling place. (If you forget, you can check on the city's GIS system or the state election site.) You must bring an ID with you. COVID precautions (masking, social distancing) will be observed. You may bring your own black ballpoint pen.

When: Polls open Tuesday, Nov. 3, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Anyone in line at 7 p.m. can vote.

Accessible and/or curbside voting — both early and at your precinct — are available upon request.

All polling sites are open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election days. Please wear a mask and practice social distancing. You may bring your own black ball-point pen. Questions? Call 757-727-6218.


Oct. 15, 2020, was the deadline to register in time to vote in the November election.

To register for future elections:

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.

Registrar services

Who is my congressional representative? Where do I go to vote? How can I become an election official? Those questions and more can be answered by the Hampton’s Voter Registrar’s Office and the Department of Elections. You can also use Hampton’s GIS search to find out which precinct and districts you are in.

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