Voter Registrar

Attention Voters

There will be a Dual Presidential Primary held on March 1, 2016. All polling places will be open from 6:00am - 7:00pm.

Last day to apply for an absentee ballot is 2/23/16 at 5:00pm

Absentee voting is available at City Hall, Monday through Friday, 8:00am - 5:00pm, and at City Center on Tuesdays & Thursdays, 8:00am - 5:00pm.

Last day to vote absentee in-person is Saturday 2/27/16 at 5:00pm. City Hall Main Office and City Center Satellite will be open from 9:00am to 5:00pm.
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.


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. Please Note: The April meeting of the Electoral Board will be held on Tuesday, April 12, 2016, at 9:00 a.m.

Electoral Board Members

  • Mary Doxey, Chairman
  • Eliza Melvin, Vice-Chairman
  • Wendell Barbour, Secretary

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.