Elections and Voter Registration


  • The next Electoral Board meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, May 24, at 3:30 pm at the Office of Elections, 107 N. East Lane.  Meetings are open to the public. 
  • The Electoral Board will meet to canvass the results of the June 20, 2023 Republican Primary Election on Wednesday, June 21 at 1:00 PM at 107 N. East Lane.     Meetings are open to the public.

June 2023 Republican Party Primary Election Deadlines:

Date Action
Thursday, May 4 Absentee Voting begins: Mailing of absentee ballots and in-person absentee voting.
Tuesday, May 30 Last day to register to vote in order to vote in the June Republican Party Primary Election
Friday, June 9,  by 5 pm Last day to request (via online, fax, or mail) an absentee ballot issued to you by mail
Saturday, June 10  Office of Elections has Saturday hours for In-Person Absentee Voting, 8:30 am-4:30 pm                                                                        
Saturday, June 17 Office of Elections has Saturday hours, 8:30 - 5 pm,  for In-Person Absentee Voting.  Last day to vote absentee in-person.           
Tuesday, June 20 ELECTION DAY. Polls are open 6 am-7 pm.  Absentee Ballots returned by mail must be POSTMARKED.
Friday, June 23, 12 pm Absentee Ballots postmarked on/by June 8 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, Winchester, VA.

To view the official order calling for June Primaries:  Click Here

Click Below to view the June 2023 Republican Party Primary Sample Ballot for each of Winchester's Precincts. 

First Ward: June 2023 Republican Primary Merrimans Precinct Sample Ballot

First Ward: June 2023 Republican Primary Old Town Precinct Sample Ballot

Second Ward: June 2023 Republican Primary Virginia Avenue Precinct Sample Ballot

Third Ward: June 2023 Republican Primary War Memorial Precinct Sample Ballot

Fourth Ward: June 2023 Republican Primary Frederick Douglass Precinct Sample Ballot

Fourth Ward: June 2023 Republican Primary Rolling Hills Precinct Sample Ballot


What's on the ballot this November 2023?

  • Senate of Virginia (4-year term)
  • Virginia House of Delegates (2-year term)
  • Soil & Water Directors representing Winchester (4-year term)

Future Elections:   

For additional election schedule information, click on the Election Calendar tab to the right or call 540-545-7910 for more information. 

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.


Statewide, district lines were redrawn by the Virginia Supreme Court in the winter of 2021-2022. This always follows the decennial census. 

In May 2022, Voter Registration Notices were mailed to all registered voters (over 18,000) in Winchester, due to Redistricting. Some voters (not most) will notice a change in their polling place, or where they vote on Election Day. This is one of many steps in maintaining the accuracy of voter registration records in Winchester. For more information, contact the Office of Elections & Voter Registration at 540-545-7910 or at vote@winchesterva.gov.    Additional similar notification letters were sent by the Virginia Department of Elections in September 2022.  

To view maps of the new Congressional, Virginia Senate, and House of Delegates districts that now contain the city of Winchester, click the following links: 

Congressional District -   House of Representatives District 6

Virginia Senate District 1

Virginia House of Delegates District 32

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


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 & General Registrar of Voters

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
  • Eric Chrisman, Vice-Chairman

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