Register or update your registration no later than October 16
- Last day to register to vote or to update your registration (if, for example, you’ve moved or changed your name) is October 16.
- Register online, in person at the Chesapeake Voter Registrar’s Office or any Chesapeake Public Library Branch, or by mail (registration applications are available at any Chesapeake Treasurer’s Office or DMV).
What’s on the ballot?
- Members of the Virginia House of Delegates
- Members of the Virginia Senate
- Chesapeake City Treasurer
- Soil and Water Director Virginia Dare District
- View a sample ballot
Early In-Person Voting Starts September 22
Early in-person voting is available to any registered Chesapeake voter and does not require registration, application, or reason. Early voting will be available at the Chesapeake Voter Registrar’s Office starting on September 22, with additional satellite locations opening on October 23 at the following locations, dates, and times.
Voter Registrar’s Office (411 Cedar Road)
September 22 – November 4*
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 28 and Saturday, November 4
9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
*The General Registrar’s Office will be closed Monday, October 9, in observance of Columbus Day
Satellite Voting Locations
October 23 – November 4
Central Library – 298 Cedar Road
Indian River Library – 2320 Old Greenbrier Road
Major Hillard Library – 824 Old George Washington Highway, N.
Russell Memorial Library – 2808 Taylor Road
Monday – Thursday from 10:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Friday from 10:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Saturday, October 28 and Saturday, November 4 from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Absentee Voting By Mail
Apply to vote by mail no later than October 27.
Once you’ve applied to vote by mail, you will receive an absentee ballot in the mail no earlier than September 22. Apply early so that you have time to receive your ballot and return it by the deadline. You no longer need a witness signature on a mailed absentee ballot, but you will need to provide your year of birth and the last four digits of your Social Security number.
Return your completed absentee ballot to the Chesapeake Voter Registrar’s Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 7. If returning your completed ballot to the Chesapeake Voter Registrar by mail, it must be postmarked before or on November 7 and must be received by the Registrar no later than noon on Monday, November 13.
If you request it by mail and then change your mind, you can still vote in person during early voting or on Election Day, but you must bring your blank ballot with you. If you didn’t receive it or no longer have the blank ballot, you can still vote by completing the necessary paperwork.
Election Day Voting
Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, November 7. You must vote at your assigned precinct on Election Day. Locate your polling place with this interactive map or by looking up your registration information at Elections.Virginia.gov. Don’t forget to bring your approved ID.