Elections and Voter Registration

Announcements

The Electoral Board will meet on Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 3:30 pm at the Office of Elections & Voter Registration, 107 N. East Lane, Winchester. 

Upcoming Elections

Tuesday, November 8, 2022 General Election 

Deadlines for November 8, 2022 General Election

Date Action
Friday, September 23 Absentee Voting begins: Mailing of absentee ballots and in-person absentee voting.
Monday, October 17 Last day to register to vote in order to vote in the November 8 General Election
Friday, October 28,  by 5 pm Last day to request (via online, fax, or mail) an absentee ballot issued to you by mail
Saturday, October 29  Office of Elections has Saturday hours for In-Person Absentee Voting, 8:30 am-4:30 pm                                                                        
Saturday, November 5 Office of Elections has Saturday hours, 8:30 - 5 pm,  for In-Person Absentee Voting.  Last day to vote absentee in-person.           
Tuesday, November 8 ELECTION DAY. Polls are open 6 am-7 pm.  Absentee Ballots returned by mail must be POSTMARKED.
Monday, November 14, 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.

Redistricting 

Statewide, district lines were redrawn by the Virginia Supreme Court this past winter. 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 are scheduled to be sent by the state (the Department of Elections) sometime this September.  

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

What's on the ballot this November 2022?

  • U. S. Representative  (2-year term)
  • Winchester City Council Members: One seat in each ward is open (First, Second, Third, & Fourth)
  • Winchester School Board: At-Large – 2 seats are open; Fourth Ward – one seat is open

View the sample ballot for each of Winchester's Precincts. 

First Ward: Merrimans Precinct Sample Ballot

First Ward: Old Town Precinct Sample Ballot

Second Ward: Virginia Avenue Precinct Sample Ballot

Third Ward: War Memorial Precinct Sample Ballot

Fourth Ward: Frederick Douglass Precinct Sample Ballot

Fourth Ward: Rolling Hills Precinct Sample Ballot

 

 For additional election schedule information, click on the Election Calendar tab to the right. 

  • 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.

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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