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General Election

Public Notice for November 2018 General Election

Date Propose Positions Sample Ballots
November 6
6 am-7 pm
General Elections First Ward City Council
Second Ward City Council
Third Ward City Council
Fourth Ward City Council
Constitution Amendment

First Ward Sample Ballot
Second Ward Sample Ballot
Third Ward Sample Ballot
Fourth Ward Sample Ballot
Constitution Amendment Ballot Explanations

Voter Registration Deadline

October 15, 2018 -  by 11:59 pm online, 5 pm in person, or must be postmarked by that date. 

Absentee Voting Deadlines

You may request an absentee ballot to be sent to you by mail up to one year prior to the election in which you wish to vote absentee.  In-person absentee voting is available 45 days prior to each election. All ballots must be returned by 7 pm on election night in order to be counted. Ballots may be returned by mail or returned in person by the voter. Click here for more information about absentee voting.

Absentee Voting by Mail

Absentee Application

  • Ballots will be available September 21, 2018.
  • Ballots will be mailed within three business days of receiving your application after ballots are available.
  • Last day to request an absentee ballot to be mailed is October 30, 2018,  5 pm.

In-Person Absentee Voting

  • September 21-November 2, 2018: Monday-Friday; 8:30 am-4:30 pm, excluding holidays.
  • Saturday, October 27, 2018: 9:00 am-5:00 pm
  • Saturday, November 3, 2018: 9:00 am-5:00 pm (Last day to absentee vote in person.)

Military Voters

Click here for instructions on how to vote while overseas.

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Elections and Voter Registrar's Office

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
(Absentee Voting)
9:00 am-5:00 pm
Columbus Day

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
  • Phillip Milstead

Next meeting: Monday, October 15 (CANCELED)

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