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The Smithfield Town Election will be held on May 1, 2018 – Four town council member seats will be elected. The candidate filing deadline is March 6. Absentee voting begins on Friday, March 16, 2018, and the last day to register to vote or update your registration for the Smithfield Town Election is April 9, 2018. You may apply to vote absentee in this election by clicking here.

The June Primaries may be held on June 12, 2018. The party filing deadline is February 27, 2018. Absentee voting will begin on April 27, 2018 for voting in the June Primary. The last day to register to vote or update your registration for the June Primary is May 21, 2018. For more information or to apply for an absentee ballot, please click here.

A Special Election will be held on July 24, 2018 in Isle of Wight County to elect Sheriff for the vacated seat, whose regular term is set to expire on December 31, 2019. The candidate filing deadline for the Sheriff’s Special Election is May 25, 2018. Absentee voting will begin on June 8, 2018, and the last day to register to vote or update voter registration for the Special Election for Sheriff is July 10, 2018. You may apply to vote absentee in this election by clicking here.

The November General Election will be held on November 6, 2018 to elect Virginia’s United States Senator and the 3rd District United States House of Representatives. Absentee voting will begin on September 21, 2018, and the last day to register to vote or update voter registration for the November General Election is October 15, 2018. You may apply to vote absentee in this election by clicking here.


May 1, 2018 Smithfield Town Election – 100 Day Notice – Click Here

Pons Voters Please Note:

The Pons precinct location has changed. The new polling location is Emmanuel Baptist Church, which is located at 11150 Emmanuel Church Road, Smithfield, Virginia. This change is effective immediately. Notices have been mailed to the affected voters.


Do You Need to Register to Vote or Update Your Information?

To apply to register to vote online or to update your current voter registration click here.

The Isle of Wight Electoral Board holds a monthly board meeting at 2:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month in the Registrar’s Office Conference Room. For more information, call 757-365-6230.

2017 General Election Canvas Minutes

Archived Electoral Board Meeting Agendas and Minutes

Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo identification (photo ID) when voting in person at their polling place. There are many different types of photo IDs that voters can use when they vote. All of the acceptable forms of photo ID can be used up to a year after ID has expired. These photo IDs include:

  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License or Identification Card
  • Valid Virginia DMV-issued Veteran’s ID card
  • Valid United States Passport
  • Other government-issued photo identification cards (must be issued by US Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth)
  • Tribal enrollment or other tribal ID issued by one of 11 tribes recognized by the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Valid college or university student photo identification card (must be from an institution of higher education located in Virginia)
  • Valid student ID issued by a public school or private school in Virginia displaying a photo
  • Employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business

If you do not have an acceptable form of identification, please contact our office for a free ID. For more information, go to or call 1-800-552-9745.


Voter Registration Building

The Voter Registrar represents Isle of Wight and the Commonwealth of Virginia in matters pertaining to Voter Registration and Elections and represents the community by

  • Working to ensure the integrity of the election process by maintaining an accurate voter registration list.
  • Conducting elections under the guidance of the Electoral Board in accordance with Federal and State laws in an efficient and equitable manner to ensure fairness, accuracy and purity in all elections, including:
    • Recruiting and training over 160 Officers of Election;
    • Preparing 14 polling locations located throughout the County;
    • Establishing a Central Absentee Voting Precinct for the 45 days preceding each General Election;
    • Developing and delivering election materials;
    • Testing and distributing election equipment;
  • Providing information, materials, and assistance to candidates.
  • Providing voter registration information and materials, maintaining web pages, distributing literature and developing programs specifically aimed at informing the public.

Another important mandate of the office is to “…educate the general public concerning registration and encourage registration by the general public.” (Section 24.2-114 of the Code of Virginia).

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