November 3, 2020 General and Special Elections

On November 3, 2020, York County voters will be be able to choose a slate of presidential and vice presidential electors, a member of the U.S. Senate, a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, and to consider two proposed amendments to the Constitution of Virginia. Contact information for all candidates, except for presidential candidates, is available from the Department of Elections in spreadsheet format. You can see a sample ballot for York County here.

On Election Day, November 3, all regular York County polling places will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. If you are in line at 7 p.m., you are still able to vote. Do not get out of line if you are in line at 7 p.m. 

If you want to vote early, in person, or early, by-mail, please read below under "Absentee Voting" for additional information.

NOTICE for those who normally vote at Grafton School Complex: We anticipate that you will be able to return to Grafton School Complex to vote on November 3, 2020.

Voter Registration
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, or to update one’s registration information in time for the election, is Tuesday, October 13, 2020.

Qualified residents who will be at least 18 years of age on or before November 3, 2020, may register and vote. Voters who are members of the uniformed services or who are overseas may visit the website of the Department of Elections for information on how to ensure they are able to vote in this election.

There are three ways citizens can register or update their voter registration information:

  1. Citizens can register to vote and check their voter registration information online
  2. A copy of the voter registration form is also available online and can be printed off, completed, signed, and then mailed or hand delivered to the Registrar’s Office.
  3. Citizens may come to one of the following sites and register in person:

Voter Registrar’s Office:

  1. Washington Square, 5322 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy, Yorktown -- Monday-Friday -- 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
  2. Victory Village, 6614 Mooretown Rd., Ste. A, Williamsburg -- Tuesday, 8:30-5:00 (as of September 18, Monday-Friday -- 8:30 AM-5:00 PM)
Other locations may be available, but whether they will be open to the public is unknown at this point because of the pandemic. Please call the Registrar’s Office for information about additional locations and times for in-person voter registration on Tuesday, October 13.

Your Voter Registration Information
You are able to look up your voter registration information online. Once you provide the requested information, you will be told which districts you live in, where your polling place is, and your voting history.

Sample Ballot for the November 3, 2020, General and Special Elections
This is the sample ballot for the November 3, 2020, General and Special Elections.

You can read about the proposed constitutional amendments on the website of the Department of Elections.

Absentee Voting

Virginia now has early voting! Virginia voters now have several ways to vote:

In-Person Voting Options:

  • In person, early voting, at the Registrar's Office's locations at 5322 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, or 6614 Mooretown Rd., Ste. A, Williamsburg. 

Early, in-person voting will be available at both office locations beginning September 18. Early, in-person voting will continue, Monday through Friday, until Friday, October 30, from 8:30-5:00. Both offices will also be open on Saturday, October 24, and Saturday, October 31, from 9:00-5:00. 

By-Mail Voting Options:

  • Absentee, receiving the ballot by mail and returning the ballot by mail; OR
  • Absentee, receiving the ballot by mail and returning the ballot in person or by using our dropbox. Ballot dropboxes will be available the same dates, times, and locations listed above for in-person, early voting. In addition, dropboxes will be available at both locations on Monday, November 2, 2020, from 8:30-5:00.

An application is not needed to vote in person at either of the Registrar's Office's locations. If you want to vote absentee by mail, start here to apply for an absentee ballot online, or download a form here to complete, sign, and mail to our office.

TRACK YOUR BALLOT: You are able to track your ballot through the U.S. Postal Service by clicking here.

Please note the following deadlines and dates for absentee voting:

By mail: Friday, October 23, by 5 PM
In person: Saturday, October 31, by 5 PM

Applications for registration and by-mail absentee ballots, as well as sample ballots, are available at the above registration sites, on this website, and 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, November 2, 2020. For more information on emergency absentee voting, call the Registrar’s Office at 890-3440.