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March 1, 2016 Presidential Primary Elections

There will be a Dual Party Presidential Primary Election in Virginia on Tuesday, March 1, 2016 for the US President, Democratic Party and US President, Republican Party. A photo ID is required to vote. Please verify your voter registration, polling place and VALID Photo ID before Election Day! You may do so by clicking here.  Polls will be open from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm on March 1. The deadline to register to vote or to make changes to your voter registration is February 8 in order to vote in the upcoming primaries.

Absentee voting has begun for the Presidential Primary Elections. The registrar’s office is open from 9:00 am until 5:00 pm Monday through Friday for in-person absentee voting. The office is located at 17106 Monument Circle, Isle of Wight, Virginia 23397. The last day to vote in-person absentee is Saturday, February 27. The office will be open from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm on the Saturday before the election. You may also apply to vote absentee by mail. You may access the online portal by clicking here.

Please note that County offices are closed on Monday, February 15 (President’s Day).

Notice to Voters

Public Notice:

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
  • 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 or call 1-800-552-9745.

State Board of Elections Launches Online Voter Registration

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 February 8, 2016 in order to be eligible to vote in the 2016 Presidential Primary election. You must be 18 years old by November 8, 2016.


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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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