ATTENTION: Town of Smithfield Voters
The Town of Smithfield will be holding a town election on Tuesday, May 3 to fill three Town Council Member seats. Click here for the Sample Ballot. Absentee voting is currently taking place in our office located at 17106 Monument Circle, Isle of Wight, Virginia 23397. The Voter Registration office is available to vote absentee Monday through Friday from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm. The office will also be open on Saturday, April 30 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm. You may also request a ballot to be mailed to you by completing an Absentee Ballot application and mailing, scanning or faxing it to our office by April 26, 2016.
The Isle of Wight Electoral Board holds a monthly board meeting at 1:00 pm on the first Wednesday of each month in the Registrar’s Office Conference Room. For more information, call 757-365-6230.
Photo ID Required for Voting: Voter, are you ID Ready?
Voters must present one of the following acceptable forms of identification when voting, effective July 1, 2014:
- Valid Virginia Driver’s License
- DMV-issued photo identification card
- Valid United States Passport
- Valid Employee photo identification card
- Valid student ID issued by a public school or private school in Virginia displaying a photo
- Other Government-issued photo identification card
- Valid college or university student photo identification card (issuer must be an institution of higher education located in Virginia
If you do not have an acceptable form of identification, please contact our office for a free ID. For more information, go to sbe.virginia.gov or call 1-800-552-9745.
To apply to register to vote online or to update your current voter registration click here. The deadline to register or to make changes to current voter registration information is October 17, 2016 in order to be eligible to vote in the 2016 General Election. You must be 18 years old by November 8, 2016.
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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