March 3, 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary

** EMERGENCY POLLING PLACE RELOCATION **
Notice to Voters at Grafton School Complex
Because of the damage sustained at the Grafton School Complex, that location will be unavailable for the March 3, 2020, Democratic Presidential Primary. If you have normally voted there, the place you will be voting on March 3 will be the Registrar’s Office, which is located in Washington Square Shopping Center at 5322 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy. If you are not sure where you vote, you can get that information by visiting the Department of Elections.

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The Virginia Democratic Presidential Primary will be held on March 3, 2020. The Constitution of Virginia requires that voters be registered in the precinct in which they live in order to be qualified to vote. The deadline to register to vote in the election, or to update one’s address, is Monday, February 10, 2020. Virginia does not have party registration. Voters may vote in any primary regardless of their partisan affiliation.

On Primary Day, March 3, all regular York County polling places (except for Grafton Precinct, which will be voting at the Registrar’s Office) will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. If you are in line at 7 p.m., you are still able to vote. Do not get out of line if you are in line at 7 p.m. 

PLEASE NOTE: The Democratic Party of Virginia has notified the State Board of Elections of its intention to hold a primary for President on March 3, 2020, to select their delegates to the 2020 Democratic National Convention. Here is a copy of the Order setting the Democratic Presidential Primary. The Republican Party of Virginia will not hold a primary on March 3, 2020. The Republican Party of Virginia has notified the State Board of Elections that they will select their delegates to the 2020 Republican National Convention through district and state conventions.

Voter Registration
The Constitution of Virginia requires that voters be registered in the precinct in which they live in order to be qualified to vote. The deadline to register to vote in the election, or to update one’s registration information in time for the election, is Monday, February 10, 2020.

 Qualified residents who will be at least 18 years of age on or before November 3, 2020, may register and vote. Voters who are members of the uniformed services or who are overseas may visit the website of the Department of Elections for information on how to ensure they are able to vote in this election.

 There are three ways citizens can register or update their voter registration information:

  1. Citizens can register to vote and check their voter registration information online
  2. A copy of the voter registration form is also available online and can be printed off, completed, signed, and then mailed or hand delivered to the Registrar’s Office.
  3. Citizens may come to one of the following sites and register in person:

Voter Registrar’s Office:

  1. Washington Square, 5322 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy, Yorktown -- Monday-Friday -- 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
  2. Victory Village, 6614-A Mooretown Rd., Williamsburg -- This office is in the process of opening. However, on Monday, February 10, 2020, we will be at this location from 8:30 AM-5:00 PM to accept voter registration information.
York County Library (Tabb Branch):

100 Long Green Blvd., Tabb -- Every day -- Hours depend on the day of the week. On February 10, 2020, this branch will be open 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM.

York County Library (Yorktown Branch):
8500 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown -- Every day -- Hours depend on the day of the week. On February 10, 2020, this branch will be open 10:00 AM – 9:00 PM.

Griffin-Yeates Center:
1490 Government Rd., Williamsburg -- Monday-Friday -- 8:15 AM-5:00 PM

Your Voter Registration Information
 You are able to look up your voter registration information online. Once you provide the requested information, you will be told which districts you live in, where your polling place is, and your voting history.


Ballot Information for the March 3, 2020, Democratic Presidential Primary Election
This is the sample ballot for York County, Virginia, for the March 3, 2020, Democratic Presidential Primary Election.

Please note that there are candidates listed on the ballot who have either withdrawn or suspended their campaigns. Because of the logistics of preparing ballots for the election, we are unable to update the ballot as candidates withdraw or suspend their campaigns.

Absentee Voting
If you are unable to go to your polling place on Election Day you may be eligible to vote absentee. If you qualify, Virginia allows us to mail you an absentee ballot, or you can come to the Registrar’s Office to vote an absentee ballot in person.

Voters who wish to vote in person may come to the Registrar’s Office, Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. We are located in Washington Square at 5322 Geo. Wash. Mem. Hwy., Yorktown, VA 23692.

We are in the process of opening our Victory Village location at 6614-A Mooretown Rd., Williamsburg, VA 23188. Please stay tuned for additional details about this office and its availability.

Voters who wish to vote by mail have two ways that they may obtain an absentee ballot:

  1. Voters may apply for an absentee ballot online.
  2. A copy of the absentee ballot application may be obtained online, printed off, completed, signed, and then mailed (PO Box 451, Yorktown, VA 23690) or emailed (registrar@yorkcounty.gov) to the Registrar’s Office.

Please note the following deadlines and dates for absentee voting:

FINAL DAY TO APPLY FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
By mail: Tuesday, February 25, by 5 PM
In person: Saturday, February 29, 2019, by 5 PM

The Registrar’s Office will be open Saturday, February 29, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. for absentee voting. Applications for registration and absentee ballots, as well as sample ballots, are available at the above registration sites, on this website, and by calling the Registrar’s Office at 890-3440 (hearing impaired: TTD 890-3300). 

The law permits emergency absentee voting in a few, very limited situations until 2 PM on Monday, March 2, 2020. For more information on emergency absentee voting, call the Registrar’s Office at 890-3440.