Elections and Voter Registration


  • The Virginia Department of Elections encourages voters to protect their health during COVID-19 outbreak. Voting absentee in the coming local May elections is strongly encouraged. Voters may choose reason "2A My disability or illness" for Absentee voting in the May 2020 elections due to COVID-19. Voters who choose the absentee option should do so as soon as possible so they can get their ballots in time to return them by mail by Election Day. More Info
  • Next Electoral Board meeting will be Wednesday, March 25 at 3:30 PM at the Office of Elections & Voter Registration.
  • Military & Overseas Voters: 100 Day Election Notice
  • Check registration status and submit changes at www.vote.virginia.gov.

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines for the March 3, 2020 Democratic Party Presidential  Primary 

Date Action
Friday, January 17, 2020 Absentee Voting begins
Monday, February 10, 2020 Last day to register to vote in the March 3, 2020 Democratic Party Presidential Primary
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 Last day to request an absentee ballot issued to you by mail
Saturday, February 29, 2020 Office of Elections has Saturday hours for In-Person Absentee Voting, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm
Saturday, February 29, 2020 Last day to vote absentee in-person
Tuesday, March 3, 2020 Office of Elections must receive voted absentee ballots by 7 pm

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Office of Elections and Voter Registration

The Elections and Voter Registrar's office is committed to providing qualified citizens living in the City of Winchester the opportunity to register to vote in a professional, courteous, and non-partisan manner. We are dedicated to helping each citizen exercise his or her right to vote in an efficient and equitable fashion in accordance with election laws and the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

Office Hours

Days Hours


8:30 am-4:30 pm              

The two Saturdays preceding any General Election for Absentee Voting                                              

8:30 am-4:30 pm

The Saturday preceding any Primary Election for Absentee Voting

8:30 am-4:30 pm

Director of Elections & Voter Registrar

Elizabeth Martin
107-A N. East Lane 
Winchester, VA. 22601
(540) 545-7910
Fax (540) 545-7925

Electoral Board Members

  • Geoff Lukens, Chairman
  • Jody Elson, Secretary
  • Tamar Tufts, Vice Chairman

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