Elections and Voter Registration

Upcoming Elections

  • Primary Election: June 8, 2021 - Official Order to Hold June 8, 2021 Primary   This is a Democratic Party Primary.  The Republican Party of Virginia will be having a convention rather than a Primary. 

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


Deadlines for June 8, 2021 Democratic Party Primary Election

Date Action
Friday, April 23 Absentee Voting begins: Mailing of absentee ballots and in-person absentee voting.
Monday, May 17 Last day to register to vote in order to vote in the June 8 Democratic Primary Election
Friday, May 28,  by 5 pm Last day to request (via online, fax, or mail) an absentee ballot issued to you by mail
Saturday, May 29,  Office of Elections has Saturday hours for In-Person Absentee Voting, 8:30 am-4:30 pm                                                                        
Saturday, June 5 Office of Elections has Saturday hours, 8:30 - 5 pm,  for In-Person Absentee Voting.  Last day to vote absentee in-person.           
Tuesday, June 8 ELECTION DAY. Polls are open 6 am-7 pm.  Absentee Ballots returned by mail must be POSTMARKED.
Friday, June 11, 12 Noon 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 a SAMPLE Ballot for the June 8 Democratic Party Primary Election, 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.
  • COVID-19 Precautions and Notices:

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

Military & Overseas Voters

100 Day Election Notice

Vote-By-Mail Information

Click Absentee Voting Tab.

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

Click the following to track your ballot: https://tinyurl.com/Track-my-ballot-to-Winchester

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 & 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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