June 8, 2021 Primary

On June 8, 2021, York County voters can participate in the Democratic Party primary to choose Democratic nominees for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General. The Republican Party has selected a different method to choose nominees for these offices. 

On Primary Day, June 8, 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. 

Virginia does not register voters by party. All qualified, registered voters are able to participate in the Democratic primary held on June 8.

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

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 Monday, May 17, 2021.

Qualified residents who will be at least 18 years of age on or before November 2, 2021, 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:
    • Washington Square, 5322 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy, Yorktown -- Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
    • Victory Village, 6614 Mooretown Rd., Ste. A, Williamsburg -- Tuesday, 8:30-5:00 (as of April 23, the hours of operation will be 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 Monday, May 17.

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 June 8, 2021, Democratic Party Primary
The sample ballot for the primary can be found by clicking here.

Absentee Voting

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

In-Person, Early Voting:

In-person voting for York County voters is available at the locations, dates, and hours listed below beginning Friday, April 23, and ending Saturday, June 5.

  • 5322 George Washington Memorial Highway, Yorktown, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM. This office will also be open on Saturday, May 29, and Saturday, June 5, from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. 
  • 6614 Mooretown Rd., Ste. A, Williamsburg, Monday-Friday, 8:30 AM-5:00 PM. This office will also be open on Saturday, May 29, and Saturday, June 5, from 9:00 AM-5:00 PM. 

By-Mail, Absentee Voting:

Virginia voters may receive and return their ballot by mail. Members of the uniformed services and overseas voters may be emailed their ballot. If you are print disabled, please see below for how to obtain assistance in receiving your accessible ballot.

 There are a couple of options for voters who are mailed a ballot:

  • Receiving the ballot by mail and returning the ballot by mail; OR
  • Receiving the ballot by mail and returning the ballot in person or by using one of our dropboxes. 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, June 7, from 8:30 AM until 5:00 PM. Dropboxes will also be available at all regular polling places on Election Day, June 8, from 6:00 AM until 7:00 PM.

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: If you return your ballot to us via the U.S. Postal Service, 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, May 28, by 5 PM
In person: Saturday, June 5, 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). 

NOTE: If you are print disabled (e.g., blind or have low vision or impaired manual dexterity), you have the opportunity to use a program that includes an electronic ballot marking tool with screen reader assistive technology to complete your absentee ballot. If you are a print disabled voter, please contact our office at [757-890-3440] as soon as possible so we can make arrangements for you to use this technology to cast your absentee ballot.  We can also fully explain the process when you contact us.

The law permits emergency absentee voting in a few, very limited situations until 2 PM on Monday, June 7. For more information on emergency absentee voting, call the Registrar’s Office at 890-3440.