September 9, 2022

It’s Almost Time to Vote

Here’s what you need to know for the 2022 election season.

Woman sending her early vote

The Nov. 8 General and Special Elections are right around the corner, and there are a few things voters should be aware of as we head into election season.

  • The City's voting system has changed. Recent legislation and the outcome of a court case have shifted our local elections to a 10-1 system. We now have ten individual districts with representatives on City Council and the School Board chosen by residents of a given district. Due to the staggered terms of representatives, not all districts are on the ballot this year. Learn more and find your district. Only the mayor is elected by all residents under the new system, though that seat will not be on the ballot again until 2024.These changes do not impact state or federal representatives.
  • All registered voters will receive a voter notice, by mail, advising them of their voting location, precinct and district information for federal, state and local elections. This notice will come from Virginia Beach Voter Registration & Elections.

Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines

  • Sept. 23 – Early in-person voting begins.
  • Oct. 17 – Voter registration deadline. Must be received by 5 p.m. in person, or 11:59 p.m. online
    • Mailed applications must be postmarked Oct. 17, 2022
  • Oct. 28 – Last day to apply for an absentee ballot by mail, fax or online
  • Nov. 5 – Last day to apply for an absentee ballot in person
  • Nov. 5 – Last day of early voting
  • Nov. 8 – Election Day

Voters are encouraged to check their registration status and update if needed as soon as possible. Instructions to view or change your information are available online at

Additionally, voters can register by any of the following locations and/or methods:

  • Local voter registration office (2449 Princess Anne Road)
  • Download a PDF copy of the registration form, complete, and return to the Virginia Beach Voter Registration & Elections office by the registration deadline
  • State or local government offices when applying or re-certifying for Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF), SNAP, WIC, Medicaid, or Rehabilitation Services
  • Government offices in the State that provide State-funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to person with disabilities
  • Armed forces recruitment offices
  • Public libraries (view a list of Virginia Beach Public Library locations and hours)
  • Virginia Department of Elections office
  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices (find a location near you)
  • Voter Registration Drive

Contact Information

Voter Registration & Elections

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