Elections and Voter Registration

November 2, 2021 is a General & Special Election

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Announcements

  • Early voting (in-person absentee voting) for the November 2 General & Special Election will begin Friday, September 17 at the Office of Elections & Voter Registration during office hours and as listed below.  The Winchester Office of Elections does not have any satellite office locations for early voting.
  • All voters are eligible to vote at this time and location.

  • The mailing of vote-by-mail ballots ("absentee ballots") will begin Friday, September 17.  See below for how to apply to Vote by Mail (Absentee).

  • Writ for Special Election: November 2, 2021 Ballot for First Ward Seat on City Council - Click Here

  • As of July 1, 2020, identification presented when voting no longer needs to be a photo ID, but does need to be an acceptable ID. Click here for a list of acceptable IDs.

Deadlines for the November 2, 2021 General and Special Election

Date Action
Friday, September 17 Absentee Voting begins: Mailing of absentee ballots and in-person absentee voting.
Friday, Sept. 17 through Saturday, Oct. 30  In-Person "Early Voting" occurs daily at the Office of Elections.  See below for office hours. Monday - Friday, and two final Saturdays. 
Tuesday, October 12 Last day to register to vote (or make updates to registration) in order to vote in the November 2 Election
Friday, October 22,  by 5 pm Last day to request (via online, fax, or mail) an absentee ballot issued to you by mail
Saturday, October 23  Office of Elections has Saturday hours for In-Person Absentee Voting, 8:30 am-4:30 pm                                                                        
Saturday, October 30 Office of Elections has Saturday hours, 8:30 - 5 pm,  for In-Person Absentee Voting.  Last day to vote absentee in-person.           
Tuesday, November 2 ELECTION DAY. Polls are open 6 am-7 pm.  Absentee Ballots returned by mail must be POSTMARKED.
Friday, November 5, Noon Absentee Ballots postmarked on/by Nov. 2  must be received in order to be counted
Completed absentee ballots may be returned by mail or dropped at Winchester City’s only drop-box at the Office of Elections, 107 N. East Lane, Winchester.  Absentee ballots may also be dropped at your Winchester City polling place on Election Day before 7 pm.  Note that your completed ballot must be placed into Envelope B, signed, and sealed.  It is HIGHLY recommended that it then be placed into the stamped return envelope pre-addressed to the Office of Elections, City of Winchester, 107 N. East Lane, even if hand-delivered.

Vote-By-Mail Information

Click here for the Virginia Department of Elections web page on Absentee Voting and to apply for an Absentee Ballot ONLINEOR to PRINT YOUR OWN Vote By Mail / Absentee Application, click HERE

Print the form, complete it, and mail it to Office of Elections, 107 N East Lane, Winchester, VA 22601.  Voters now have the option of joining the permanent absentee list in order to receive Vote-By-Mail (absentee) ballots for future elections.  (Downloading and printing Absentee Ballot Application is an alternative to online submission at elections.virginia.gov)       

 For additional information, click Absentee Voting Tab.

How can I track my ballot after I send it back?

Visit this website: https://v2.ballotscout.org/winchester-city/search


Military & Overseas Voters

100 Day Election Notice

Check Your Voter Registration

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

Monday-Friday                                       

8:30 am-4:30 pm              

For In-Person Absentee Voting, the Saturday immediately preceding any election                                              

8:30 am-5:00 pm

For In-Person Absentee Voting, the second Saturday preceding any election 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
Email

Electoral Board Members

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

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