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New voters have less than a week to register so they can cast their ballots in this year’s election, while residents who must vote absentee have more than two weeks to do so.
The deadline to register to vote in the Nov. 3 election is Oct. 13. This deadline also applies to registered voters who need to update registration information, such as their address.
Residents can register online or pick up an application in person at the following locations:
James City County
- Registrar’s Office, 101-E Mounts Bay Road, 757- 253-6868
- Human Services Center, 5249 Olde Towne Road
- Satellite Services Office, 3127 Forge Road
- Registrar’s Office, 224 Ballard St., 757- 890-3440
- Griffin-Yeates Center, 1490 Government Road
City of Williamsburg
- Registrar’s Office, 401 Lafayette St., 757-220-6157
- College of William & Mary, Office of Residence Life, Campus Center
Voter registration applications can also be obtained at local libraries, department of motor vehicles office and post offices.
The deadline to vote absentee by mail, email or fax is at 5 p.m. Oct. 27. The deadline to vote absentee in person is 5 p.m. Oct. 31. Residents can visit their locality’s registrar’s office during regular business hours or between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. on two Saturdays, Oct. 24 and Oct. 31.
Emergency absentee voting is available under limited circumstances. Residents who must vote absentee due to a work, medical or family emergency should contact their locality’s registrar’s office for details. The deadline to register for emergency absentee voting is at 2 p.m. Nov. 2.
Residents who must vote absentee in all elections due to an ongoing medical condition can apply for an annual absentee ballot. Qualified residents who are applying for the first time must submit their application with a doctor’s signature by Oct. 27. Residents renewing their application do not need a doctor’s signature but must apply by Oct. 27.