Voter Registrar

Voter ID
Effective July 1, 2014, a new law requires Virginia voters to provide a photo ID in order to vote. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the new photo ID requirement.
NOVEMBER 4, 2014 GENERAL ELECTION INFORMATION
Please note these dates and deadlines:
  • Tuesday, 10/14/2014, 5 p.m. — deadline to register to vote
  • Saturday, 10/25/2014, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. — In person absentee voting, City Center & City Hall, 2400 Washington Avenue
  • Tuesday, 10/28/2014, 5 p.m. — deadline for voter to request an absentee ballot by mail
  • Saturday, 11/1/2014, 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. — deadline to vote absentee in person, both locations, City Center and City Hall
  • Tuesday, 11/4/2014 — Election Day!
    Polls are open from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
Voter Registrar Duties
The Voter Registrar is appointed by the Electoral Board, who, in turn, is appointed by the Circuit Court Judges in the city. The Voter Registrar registers voters and updates records of those voters for changes of address, etc.

Elections
The Voter Registrar also administers elections with the Electoral Board whose primary responsibility is to oversee elections (move precinct lines, ensure ballots are properly printed, train election officials and visit all election precincts to solve any problems that might occur). On Election Day, the Voter Registrar is in charge of particular voter problems (such as change of address, etc.) at the precincts.

Newport News Electoral Board
The Newport News Electoral Board meets monthly in the office of the Registrar, 2400 Washington Avenue, 6th floor, on the first Tuesday of each month.

Electoral Board Members 
Eliza Melvin, Chairman
Wendell Barbour, Vice-Chairman
Mary Doxey, Secretary