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March 3, 2020 Democratic Party Presidential Primary
The Democratic Party Presidential Primary is being held on March 3, 2020 in Virginia. The polls open statewide from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm.  In-Person absentee voting for the Democratic Party Presidential Primary is available from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday at the Registrar’s Office. The Registrar's Office will be open on Saturday, February 29 from 8:00 am until 4:00 pm for the last day of in-person absentee voting. You may apply to have the ballot mailed to you, register to vote, or update your information by visiting The last day to register to vote or to make changes to your voter registration was February 10. The last day to apply to have the ballot mailed to you is Tuesday, February 25. If you have any questions or would like more information, please contact the Registrar’s Office at 757-365-6230.

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:Providing information, materials, and assistance to candidates.
    • Recruiting and training Officers of Election to serve at 14 polling locations throughout the County;
    • Establishing a Central Absentee Voting Precinct for the 45 days preceding each Election;
    • Developing, testing, preparing, and distributing election materials and voting equipment;
  • 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).