Following Governor Ralph Northam’s statewide order which became effective at 11:59 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, 2020, to protect the health and safety of Virginians and reduce the spread of the Coronavirus disease, or COVID-19, Suffolk City Offices and facilities, which have been closed to the public since March 16, 2020, will remain closed to the public until further notice.  

Citizens may continue to utilize the links on this site to register to vote, update voter registration information and to request absentee ballots. Additional voter information can be found at the Virginia Department of Elections website at

Local Candidates wishing to file for a local office that will appear on the  November 3, 2020 General Election ballot can contact the General Registrar’s Office at (757)514-7750 and request an appointment to submit candidacy paperwork and petition signatures. Please note that any documents that are required to be notarized should be notarized before submission. 

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If held, the next election will be a statewide primary on June 9, 2020.

Local Offices on the November 3, 2020 General Election Ballot

  • Mayor (4-Year Term)
  • City Council - Nansemond Borough (4-year term)
  • City Council - Sleepy Hole Borough (4-year term)
  • City Council - Whaleyville Borough (4-year term)
  • School Board - Nansemond Borough (4-year term)
  • School Board - Sleepy Hole Borough (4-year term)
  • School Board - Whaleyville Borough (4 year term)

Candidate Packets are available for pick-up during business hours or can be printed from the Department of Elections website. Please see the Candidate Bulletin for deadlines.       

Photo Identification (ID

You will be asked to present an acceptable form of ID when you vote. If you don’t have an ID, simply go to your nearest voter registration office to get a free Voter Photo ID, even on Election Day! You will be required to complete a photo ID application, have your photo taken and to sign a digital signature pad.

Our Mission Statement  

The mission of the Elections and Registration Department is to register citizens of Suffolk City to vote; to ensure that elections are impartial, fair, accurate, and accessible to all voters; to provide excellent customer service to voters, candidates, and the media; and to help the public understand and follow the laws, rules, and regulations.