Upcoming Election

Interested in being a Candidate for the November 2021 General Election?

Click the following link:  
Becoming a Candidate - Virginia Department of Elections 

Packets are also available online and at the Voter Registration and Elections office. Board of Supervisors and School Board member will be on the ballot this fall. 

The deadline to file is June 8, 2021.

General Election

  • Tuesday, November 2, 2021
  • Governor
  • Lieutenant Governor
  • Attorney General
  • House Of Delegates
  • Supervisor
  • School Board

Important Dates

April 23, 2021 - Early Voting Begins for the June 2021 Democratic Primary Election

Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration: Monday, May 17, 2021

Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you: Friday, May 28, 2021.
Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m. 

Last day of in-person absentee voting at your local registrar's office: Saturday, June 5, 2021 at 4:00 p.m.

Ballot Drop-Off Locations

The Mathews County Voter Registration and Elections Office will serve as a drop-off location for upcoming Elections.  Voters may drop ballots at the voter window or voting room during normal office hours M-F 8-4 and 5/29 & 6/5 8-4.  In addition, There will be drop-off locations at the polling locations on Election Day from 6am - 7pm.  The Chesapeake and Westville Precinct will share a drop-off tent in the bus loop between the schools and Piankatank will have a tent outside the precinct.

In-Person Voting

Before visiting your local registrar’s office, check your registration status or call your registrar’s office.   If you are not already registered, you will have to wait five days after registration before you can be issued an absentee ballot (exception for military and overseas voters only).

If you have a Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles license or ID card, you can register online using our Online Absentee Ballot (OAB) application.

  • Within 45 days prior to the election in which you wish to vote, visit your local registrar’s office to vote absentee in-person.
  • You will be allowed to vote absentee in-person using a voting machine in the registrar’s office. Accessible equipment and/or curbside voting is available upon request.