Elections and Voter Registration


  • The Office of Elections is open with regular business hours. In-Person Absentee voting for the November 3 General Election will begin September 18. Ballots will be available for mailing to absentee voters no sooner than Friday, September 18.  

  • We are seeking Officers of Election to work at the polling places for the November 3, 2020 Election .Pay is $175. Click here for details.

  • COVID-19 Precautions and Notices:

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

Upcoming Dates and Deadlines for the November 3, 2020 General & Special Election

Date Action
Friday, September 18, 2020 Absentee Voting begins: Mailing of absentee ballots and in-person absentee voting.
Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Last day to register to vote in order to vote in the November 3, 2020 General Election
Friday, October 23, 2020, by 5 pm Last day to request (via online, fax, or mail) an absentee ballot issued to you by mail
Saturday, October 24, 2020 Office of Elections has Saturday hours for In-Person Absentee Voting, 8:30 am-4:30 pm                                                                        
Saturday, October 31, 2020 Office of Elections has Saturday hours for In-Person Absentee Voting.  Last day to vote absentee in-person.           
Tuesday, November 3, 2020 ELECTION DAY. Polls are open 6 am-7 pm.  Absentee Ballots returned by mail must be POSTMARKED.
Friday, November 6, 2020, 12 Noon Absentee Ballots postmarked on/by November 3 must be received in order to be counted

Military & Overseas Voters

100 Day Election Notice

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

Note: As of July 1, 2020, ID 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.

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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