Register to Vote

The single most important thing you can do to further the ideals of the Democratic Party is to vote! Low voter turnout during elections hurts the goals of our party. The Portsmouth Democratic Committee is dedicated to educating the public on getting registered and voting.

Who Can Register?

To be eligible to register to vote in Virginia a person must:

  • Be a resident of Virginia
  • Be a U. S. Citizen
  • Be 18 years old
  • Does not claim the right to vote in any other State
  • Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law
  • If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored

Registration Deadlines

Election Types Deadline
Code of Virginia §§24.2-416
General 29 days before
Primary 29 days before
Special 13 days before
Special (called by Governor) 7 days before

Locality Voter Registration Office Contact Information

Facility: City of Portsmouth
Registrar: Mrs. Deloris Overton Short
Mailing Address: Voter Registration
801 Crawford Street, First Floor
Portsmouth, VA 23704
Phone: 757-393-8644
Fax: 757-393-5415
Email: registrar@portsmouthva.gov
URL: www.portsmouthva.gov/registrar
Hours: Monday - Friday (8:00 am - 5:00pm)