Voter Registration & Elections

Be ready to vote! Register online if you currently have a Virginia driver’s license or Virginia Identification card, otherwise, you will have the option to print a voter registration application. Mail the completed and signed application to our office or to the Virginia Department of Elections.

View your registration status and make updates to your voter record if your information has changed. Contact our office if you have questions about your eligibility.

March 3, 2020 Democratic Party Presidential Primary

In accordance with Virginia Code §24.2-530, any qualified person may vote at the primary.

Know before you go! Notice of Candidates on Ballots

Although various candidates listed on the official ballot have announced publicly that they have suspended their races, unfortunately it is not official until they notify the Virginia Department of Elections via official letter. At this time no candidate has submitted such a letter, therefore, we are prohibited from advising any voter that anyone has withdrawn.
24.2-612.2. Notice of withdrawal of candidates.

Sample Ballot

  1. March 3, 2020 Democratic Party Presidential Primary Sample Ballot (PDF)

View our precincts listing to find all James City County polling locations and district information.

Election Day Hours 

Polls are open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.

About the Director of Elections

The Director of Elections registers voters and updates records of voters for changes of address and administers elections with the Electoral Board, whose primary responsibility is to oversee the elections. The Director is appointed by the Electoral Board, whose members are appointed by the Circuit Court Judge for 3-year staggered terms. Two members represent the political party receiving the most votes in the last gubernatorial election and 1 member represents the party receiving the second-highest votes.