Registrar office

The Chesterfield Registrar’s Office encourages voters to vote in one of three ways

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Virginia – The Chesterfield County Registrar’s Office wants to assure all voters that we are taking every precaution to provide a safe voting environment.

“With the COVID-19 pandemic still ongoing, we know some voters may be looking for safer ways to vote in person or vote privately without encountering large crowds and potentially long lines. Said Chesterfield County Registrar General and Chief Electoral Officer Constance L. Hargrove. “Now is the time to start executing your voting plans and make a decision on how you want to vote for the November general election. “

Chesterfield expects a record turnout in the 2020 general election. The registrar’s office processes more than 20,000 mail-in ballot requests from registered voters, up from 18,373 in 2016.

Voters have several options for voting in this year’s general election:

Postal voting

Registered voters wishing to vote by mailmust submit a request to vote by mail in Virginia before you can receive a ballot for the general election.

Voters can apply by calling the Chesterfield Registrar’s office at 804-748-1471 or by going online at Virginia Department of Elections‘Citizen Portal.

Ballots will be sent by mail to the constituents of the countyfrom Friday September 18.

the last day requesting a postal ballot is 5 p.m. Friday 23 October.

Once you have received your postal ballot, carefully follow the instructions for voting and returning your ballot.

Voters are encouraged to vote immediately and return their ballot to the registrar’s office.

There are several ways to return your ballot:

  • Return your ballot through the US Postal Service using the return envelope sent to your home by the registrar’s office. Voters can also use a commercial delivery service such as FedEx or UPS to return your ballot.
  • Return your postal ballot in person to the Chesterfield Registrar’s office at 9848 Lori Road, Chesterfield.
  • Return your ballot to the following secure drop-off points during opening hours:

Your ballot must be returned, or postmark, at the registrar’s office in person before 7 p.m. on November 3.

Advance voting

Registered voters can vote in advance at the office of the Registrar General starting Friday, September 18. The office, located 9848 Lori Road, Chesterfield, is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday to Friday; and will be open both Saturdays (Oct. 24 and Oct. 31) before the election from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Early voting begins at the four county libraries listed below on Monday, October 19. Libraries are open from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Friday and will be open the two Saturdays preceding the election. Saturday hours are 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Saturday October 31 at 5 p.m. is the last day of early voting.

Voting on general election day

If you are unable to advance poll or miss the deadline to request a mail ballot, all polling stations in Chesterfield will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on November 3 for in-person voting.

However, due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, the number of voters allowed inside the polling station at any time will be limited to respect social distancing and give poll workers time to disinfect the machines. and the equipment to be used. All voters are urged to wear a mask and follow social distancing protocols.

If you have voted in advance in person or submitted a marked mail ballot to the registrar’s office, you cannot cast another ballot or change your vote in person on polling day.

If you have voted in advance in person or submitted a marked mail ballot to the registrar’s office, you cannot cast another ballot or change your vote in person on polling day.

For more information, visit PromoteTheVoteCfield.org. To find your polling station, visit https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation.