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Early Voting Ends Nov. 4 — Here’s What You Need to Know

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HISTORIC TRIANGLE — In-person early voting for the November General Election ends on Saturday, Nov. 4. Here’s what you need to know about voting in the Historic Triangle.

Who is Eligible to Vote?

The deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration, was Oct. 16. Voters may still register through Election Day, and vote using a provisional ballot.

You can register to vote in Virginia if you meet the following requirements:

  • You are a resident of Virginia
  • You are a citizen of the United States
  • You are at least 18 years of age by the next November general election
  • You are not registered/planning to vote in another state
  • You are not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law
  • If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored

If you meet these requirements, you may register to vote.

For more complete information about registering in Virginia, check out the Department of Elections website.

Following is specific voting information for the City of Williamsburg and James City and York counties:

James City County

Where to Vote

James City County has 18 voting precincts. Where to vote is determined by where the voter lives and is registered to vote. On Election Day, voters must vote at their assigned polling place. Voters may view their polling place, election district, absentee ballot status and voting history here. The county urges voters to check their polling place location prior to Election Day, or call 757-259-4949 to be directed to the correct polling place. Those who voted at Hickory Neck Episcopal Church (8300 Richmond Road) in Toano in November 2021 should check for their new voting location.

Sample Ballots

Once a voting precinct is determined, sample ballots can be found here.

Voting in person

  • Early Voting (before Election Day) — This option is available to all James City County registered voters at the JCC Vote Center regardless assigned polling place. The Vote Center is the only designated location in James City County for early voting in-person. An absentee ballot application is not used for early voting in-person.  Voters will need to provide their name and address and present an acceptable ID. Saturday, Nov. 4 is the last day for early voting in-person at the JCC Vote Center.
  • Election Day, Nov. 7 — Election Day Hours are 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at every polling place in Virginia.

City of Williamsburg 

Where to Vote

Polling places may be found on the Virginia Department of Elections website. The City of Williamsburg has two voting precincts. Both Polling Precincts are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Days.

The polling place address given is based on the resident address information provided. It does not confirm that you are registered to vote at the polling place address displayed. The city strongly urges those who have questions about registration status to contact their local voter registration office at least 29 days before the election date.

Sample Ballots 

Voting in Person

  • Early Voting (before Election Day) — City voters can cast their ballots in person at the Municipal Building, 401 Lafayette St. in the Registrar’s Office between 8 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday until Friday, Nov. 3. The office will also be open two Saturdays during this election season: Oct. 28 and Nov. 4.
  • Election Day, Nov. 7 — Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7. To see a precinct map for polling locations on Election Day, visit williamsburgva.gov/vote.

York County

Where to Vote

The ballot you receive will depend on the precinct where you are assigned, which may be found on the Virginia Department of Elections website.

Sample Ballots

Once a precinct has been determined, voters can click on the link below for a sample ballot:

Voting in Person

  • Early Voting (before Election Day) is available starting Sept. 22 at 8:30 a.m. at both office locations, 5322 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown or 6614 Mooretown Road, Ste. A, Williamsburg. Voting will continue, Monday through Friday, until Friday, Nov. 3, from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. Both offices will also be open on two Saturdays (Oct. 28 and Nov. 4) from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
  • Election Day, Nov. 7: All regular York County polling places will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. If you are in line at 7 p.m., you are still able to vote, and should not get out of line.

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