Voter Registration and Elections

Attention Northampton Voters

The Northampton County Administration Building will be closed to visitors for the near future. The Voter Registration Office will remain open during normal business hours. However, we strongly encourage voters to complete all transactions online, by fax, or through the mail. If you must come to the office in person, there will be a door bell on the front door to ring to be let into the building. Otherwise the door is locked to all other visitors. Below is our contact information and the web address of the Department of Elections to carry out your voting business at home.

Phone: 757-678-0480 Fax: 757-678-0453 

Department of Elections website to register, update information or request an absentee ballot:

Attention Voters in the May Town Elections in Cape Charles and Exmore:

Due to Gov. Northam’s “stay at home” decree on 3/30/20, we will no longer offer in-person absentee voting for the May 5 Town Elections in Cape Charles or Exmore as their parks have been closed. If you wish to vote in-person absentee, please come to our office in Eastville.


Vote At Home

We are encouraging all voters to “Vote At Home” for the May 5th Town Elections. Voters may request an absentee ballot online through the Virginia Department of Elections at:

All voters may use code 2A or “disability or illness” as the reason for requesting an absentee ballot if they do not have another qualifying reason.

Voters may also register to vote or update their voter registration information online at the same website.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28th. We encourage voters to request a ballot as soon as possible to allow for mail delivery.

Please check our website for updates and more information. Voter Registration and Elections

The deadline to register to vote for the May 5th General Election is Monday, April 13th.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, April 28th. We encourage voters to request a ballot as soon as possible to allow for mail delivery. 

Cape Charles Sample Ballot 
Exmore Sample Ballot 


Below are the official results of the March 3, Presidential Primary. 

Results March 3, 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary 

Election Information


The Electoral Board and General Registrar are responsible for virtually all aspects of voter registration and election administration in Northampton County. They are committed to providing each citizen of Northampton County with the opportunity to exercise his or her right to vote in an efficient and equitable manner in accordance with the Constitutions of the United States, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Code of Virginia.

The Northampton County Electoral Board is a bipartisan board responsible for ensuring uniformity, fairness, accuracy and purity in all elections held in Northampton County. This board promotes the proper administration of election laws, and campaign finance disclosure compliance. The Board is comprised of three members. The three members are appointed on a staggered term basis for a three-year term. The Circuit Court Judges receive nominations for appointment from the political parties. Two electoral board members shall be of the political party which cast the highest number of votes for Governor in the last election.

The Code of Virginia mandates that the Electoral Board meet in February and March and to hold a Canvas of Votes after each election. The Board calls for other meetings as the need arises. In addition, Board Members must be available to oversee operations at each polling place throughout the day on Election Day.

The General Registrar is appointed for a four-year term and is charged with the responsibility of implementing procedures used to properly register voters, maintaining voter registration records, maintaining the registrar's office and ensuring uniformity, fairness and legality of the registration process in Northampton County. In addition, the registrar carries out duties delegated by the Electoral Board.

The Code of Virginia allows for Special Elections to be conducted under certain circumstances. In addition, each Political Party has the option of holding a Primary every June. A General Election is held every year in November and Town Elections are held in May in even numbered years.

The Electoral Board and General Registrar will gladly to speak to organizations and groups. Please call the office to make a request.

Ralph Orzo, Chair
JoAnn M. Clark, Vice-Chair
JoAnne Fitchett, Secretary
Terrence P. Flynn, General Registrar
Liz Smith, Assistant Registrar

Election Information: This page contains information on Election Dates, offices to be elected, polling place locations and hours of operation.

Voter Registration: This page contains information regarding qualifications to register, locations to obtain Voter Registration Applications and how to make changes to your registration information.

Candidates: This page contains information on candidates who have qualified to be placed on the ballot. This information is also updated daily at the State Board of Elections web site.

Elected Officials: This page contains a list of elected officials, Federal, State and Local (County and Town) their term of office and contact information.

Department Staff Information

Terrence P. Flynn
General Registrar

Liz Smith
Assistant Registrar

Vote Registration
16404 Courthouse Rd
PO Box 510
Eastville VA 23347

Phone: 757-678-0480
Fax: 757-678-0453