HOW TO VOTE
Election Day - Moved Due to COVID-19
Governor Ralph Northam invoked his statutory authority to postpone the May General Election by two weeks, from May 5, 2020 to May 19, 2020.
Williamsburg Office of Elections
Williamsburg’s Office of Elections encourages all citizens to utilize online services to register to vote, update voter registration information, or request an absentee ballot. If you do not have access to the Internet, please contact the Voter Registrar’s office at 757-220-6157, and an application will be mailed to you.
Vote by mail (absentee ballot)
The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, May 12th. Williamsburg residents can also register to vote, update voter registration information, or request an absentee ballot online.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, you may request an absentee ballot by mail using "My disability or illness" under the section "Choose an Absentee Ballot Reason" if you do not have another qualifying reason. If you do not have access to a computer, please call the office 757-220-6157, and the Office of Elections will mail you an absentee ballot application to fill out and return. You will need your Social Security number and Virginia Driver’s License number or Virginia DMV identification number to attach your electronic signature to your application. If you do not provide a Virginia DMV number, you will be required to print the application, sign, and submit the form for processing. You can then either scan an e-mail the application directly to the Director of Elections at firstname.lastname@example.org or mail to P.O. BOX 3538 Williamsburg, VA 23187.
Vote in person BEFORE Election Day
With all city buildings closed to the public until further notice, the Office of Elections is providing curbside service during regular office hours, 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday, to assist with registration or to request an absentee ballot. Visitors should park in the Municipal Building parking lot at 401 Lafayette Street and call the office at 757-220-6157. A staff member will come out to assist you. The last day to vote curbside is May 16th.
Vote in person ON Election Day
Both the Stryker Precinct (Community Building) and Matoaka Precinct (Williamsburg United Methodist Church) are currently NOT open to the public due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Office of Elections will be conducting the May 19, 2020, City Council Election instead at the Williamsburg Fire Station (401 Lafayette Street, Williamsburg, VA 23185) using a drive-thru method.