It’s Almost Time to 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 at VBgov.com/VB10.
- 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. An example can be viewed here.
Upcoming Election Dates and Deadlines
- Sept. 23 – Early in-person voting begins. A schedule of times and locations is available here
- 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 vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation.
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 (click here for a list of Virginia Beach Public Library locations and hours)
- Virginia Department of Elections office
- Department of Motor Vehicles offices (click here to find a location near you)
- Voter Registration Drive