Notice: The Voter Registration Department will open to the public beginning September 18, 2020 for No Excuse In-Person Absentee Voting. We strongly suggest that voters adhere to social distancing guidelines and wear a face mask. All other city offices will remain closed to the public in accordance with Governor Ralph Northam's statewide order.
Citizens may continue to utilize the links on this site to register to vote, update existing voter registration information and to request absentee ballots. Additional voter information can be found at the Virginia Department of Elections website at www.elections.virginia.gov.
To speak to a Voter Registration staff member, please call (757) 514-7750, Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
November 3, 2020 General Election
Important Dates to Remember
- In person absentee voting & absentee voting by mail begins Friday, September 18
- Deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration is Tuesday, October 13
- Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Friday, October 23
- Last day to vote In-Person Absentee is Saturday, October 31
No Excuse In-Person Absentee Voting
No Excuse In-Person Absentee Voting starts Friday, September 18, 2020 and ends Saturday, October 31, 2020. The Voter Registration Office will be open the two Saturdays preceding the November 3, 2020 election (October 24 & October 31) for No Excuse In-Person Absentee Voting. Voting will take place during our normal office hours of 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
Offices on the November 3, 2020 General Election Ballot
- U.S. President/Vice President (4-year term)
- U.S. Senate (6-year term)
- U.S. House of Representatives (3rd & 4th Congressional Districts) (2 year-term)
- 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)
Identification Required to Voted
The law has changed effective July 1, 2020. Voters are no longer required to show photo identification (ID). You will still be asked to present an acceptable form of ID when you vote. You can show any of the following IDs when you vote:
- Voter confirmation documents
- Virginia driver’s license*
- Virginia DMV-issued photo ID
- United States passport
- Employer-issued photo ID
- Student ID issued by any community college or university located in the United States
- Other U.S. or Virginia government-issued photo ID
- Tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID
- Virginia Voter Photo ID card
- A copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document containing the name and address of the voter
* Your DMV license may be used at any time. Virginia law permits an expired DMV license to be used for voting purposes.
Can I vote if I forget my ID?
Yes! If you get to your polling place without acceptable ID, you can sign an ID statement affirming your identity, you will be able to vote a regular ballot.
If you do not sign an ID statement to affirm your identity you may vote a provisional ballot.
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.