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Photo ID required for voting effective July 1, 2014
Effective July 1, 2014, a new law takes effect requiring Virginia voters to provide a photo ID in order to vote. Please take a moment to familiarize yourself with the new photo ID requirement.

Tuesday, November 4, 2014

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.


arrow right Official Election Notice – UOCAVA Voters – November 4, 2014 Election

The Voter Registrar is appointed by the Electoral Board, who, in turn, is appointed by the Circuit Court Judges in the City. The 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.

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

If you have questions or would like more information, please visit the main office in City Hall from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday, or call the number listed in our Contact Information on the right. Additional hours of operation are available upon request at the main office.


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Vicki V. Lewis
General Registrar
2400 Washington Avenue
Newport News, VA 23607
(757)926-3653 Fax

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