Elections and Voter Registration

Announcements

The Electoral Board will meet Tuesday, Feb. 7 at 3:30 pm at the Office of Elections & Voter Registration, 107 N. East Lane.  Electoral Board meetings are open to the public. Contact the Office of Election for more information.  

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)

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.

Redistricting 

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

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 & General Registrar of Voters

Elizabeth Martin
107-A N. East Lane 
Winchester, VA 22601
(540) 545-7910
Fax (540) 545-7925
Email

Electoral Board Members

  • Geoff Lukens
  • Jody Elson
  • Eric Chrisman

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