Elections and Voter Registration


  • The next meeting of the Electoral Board will be Wednesday, May 27, at 4 pm at 107 N. East Lane.  Public attendance will be limited to a quantity of persons allowing for necessary social distancing.
  • Many towns in Virginia have May municipal elections, however the City of Winchester does NOT.
  • Governor Northam has officially moved the June 9, 2020 Primary Election to June 23, 2020.
  • Seeking Officers of Election to work at the polling places on June 23. Pay $175. Click here for details.
  • COVID-19 Precautions and Notices:
    • The Virginia Department of Elections encourages voters to protect their health during COVID-19 outbreak. Voting absentee is strongly encouraged. Voters may choose reason "2A My disability or illness" for Absentee voting due to follow social distancing guidelines regarding 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 7 pm on primary election day. Ballots will be available for mailing no sooner than Friday, May 8.  
  •  Absentee Voting by mail allowed for June 23 elections.

(Downloading and printing Absentee Ballot Application is an alternative to online submission at elections.virginia.gov)          

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines for the June 23, 2020 Primary Election

Date Action
Friday, May 8, 2020 Absentee Voting begins for the June 23 Primary; in-person absentee voting begins
Tuesday, May 26, 2020 Last day to register to vote in the June 23 Primary
Tuesday, June 16, 2020 Last day to request an absentee ballot issued to you by mail
Saturday, June 20, 2020 Office of Elections has Saturday hours for In-Person Absentee Voting, 8:30 am - 4:30 pm                                                                        
Saturday, June 20, 2020 Last day to vote absentee in-person           
Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Office of Elections must receive voted absentee ballots by 7 pm

Military & Overseas Voters: 100 Day Election Notice

Check your voter registration status and submit changes at www.vote.virginia.gov.

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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