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 www.elections.virginia.gov.
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.
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)
Photo Identification (ID
You will be asked to present an 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.
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.
You can apply for an Absentee Ballot up to twelve months before an election.Link to page
Borough & Precinct Maps
View maps for voting precincts in Suffolk, VA.Link to page
Precinct AddressesLink to page
Campaign Financial Reports
Hard copies of reports are available for public inspection and may be purchased at $0.25 per page at the Voter Registration Office.Link to page
Candidate Resources & Requirements
Candidates for office must meet certain qualifications and are required to file specific documents in order to qualify to appear on the ballot.Link to page
Discover information about Electoral board members and meeting minutes.Link to page
Frequently Asked Questions
View answers to frequently asked questions regarding elections.Link to page
Registrar Office Staff
Contact the Registrar Office of Suffolk, VA.Link to page
Citizens interested in learning more about voting, government, elected officials and candidates may want to these third-party websites.Link to page
You may register to vote year-round except during the 22 days prior to a General or Primary election, 13 days prior to a Special election, or 7 days prior to a Special election called by the Governor.Link to page