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Phone: 757-890-3440   TDD: 757-890-3621 

June 13, 2017 Democratic and Republican Primaries

June 13, 2017 Democratic and Republican Primaries

A primary will be held on June 13, 2017, to select Democratic and Republican candidates for Governor and Lieutenant Governor. The Constitution of Virginia requires that voters be registered in the precinct in which they live in order to be qualified to vote. The deadline to register to vote in the election is Monday, May 22, 2017. This page provides information about voter registration, sample ballots for the Democratic and Republican primaries, and how to vote absentee in this election.

On Primary Day voters will be asked to indicate which party primary they wish to vote in. This does not indicate that a person is registered as a member of a party. Virginia does not have party registration. However, voters must indicate the party primary in which they wish to participate so that they can receive the appropriate ballot. Qualified voters may choose either ballot because Virginia primaries are open to all voters. But only one ballot (either the Democratic or Republican primary ballot) may be chosen on June 13th.

Democratic Sample Ballot (countywide, at all York County polling places)
Republican Sample Ballot (countywide, at all York County polling places)

Information about the candidates can be obtained by visiting "What's on my Ballot?," which is a feature available on the website of the Department of Elections.

Registered voters who need to change their address may do so by completing, signing, and submitting a voter registration application. Citizens can register to vote and check their voter registration information at The deadline to change registration information prior to the election is May 22, 2017. If a registered voter's address has changed, the voter should update his or her address to ensure he or she remains qualified to vote.

Any qualified resident of Virginia may apply for voter registration or update his or her registration information at the places and times listed below. Qualified residents who will be at least 18 years of age on or before November 7, 2017, may register and vote. Voters who are members of the uniformed services or who are overseas may visit for information on how to ensure they are able to vote in this election.

We are located at 224 Ballard Street, Yorktown, VA 23690, which is in the historic area. If you wish to mail it, you can mail it to PO Box 451, Yorktown, VA 23690.

You can apply for an absentee ballot online or by obtaining a paper form and mailing it in, faxing it, scanning and emailing it, or dropping it off at the office. We are located at 224 Ballard Street, Yorktown, VA 23690, which is in the historic area. If you wish to mail it, you can mail it to PO Box 451, Yorktown, VA 23690. Our email address is  


By mail: Tuesday, June 6, 2017, by 5 PM

In person: Saturday, June 10, 2017, by 5 PM


The Registrar’s Office will be open Saturday, June 10, 2017, from 9 AM – 5 PM for absentee voting. Applications for registration and absentee ballots, as well as sample ballots, are available at the above registration sites and on the Registrar’s website at or by calling the Registrar’s Office at 890-3440 (hearing impaired: TTD 890-3300).

The law permits emergency absentee voting in a few, very limited situations until 2 PM on Monday, June 12, 2017. For more information on emergency absentee voting, call the Registrar’s Office at 890-3440.


Announcements of the primaries are as follows: