Voter Registration for June 2020 Republican Primary ends May 18; Absentee Voting begins May 8
April 15, 2020
Because of the COVID-19 public health concerns, Governor Northam has moved the June primary to June 23, 2020. The Republican nominations for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives for the Second Congressional District will be on the ballot.
The deadline to register to vote in the June 23 primary or to update your address or other registration information is Monday, May 18. Qualified residents who will be at least 18 years of age on or before November 3 may register and vote.
A partnership between the Virginia Department of Elections and the Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles now allows most Virginia residents to apply to register to vote, update their registration information, and apply for an absentee ballot online. Residents can take advantage of this service by visiting http://elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal/index.html.
Citizens may also obtain paper voter registration applications and paper absentee ballot applications online by visiting http://www.yorkcounty.gov/voting and printing them off. If you need a paper application mailed to you, please call us at 890-3440.
Any voter age 65 or older or physically disabled may request a ballot from an officer of election outside the polling place but within 150 feet of the entrance to the polling place. On June 23, persons who meet one of these qualifications and who wish to vote outside the polling place can call the Registrar Office at 890-3440, and we will alert election workers that a voter who wishes to vote outside the polling place will be arriving.
We strongly encourage York County voters to consider voting by mailed absentee ballot. Voters who vote by mailed absentee ballot will need a witness to sign the envelope in which they enclose their mail-in absentee ballot.
Absentee voting for the election will begin on May 8. Absentee voting is available for those who:
- are concerned about going to their polling place because of COVID-19,
- will be out of their precinct on June 23,
- are unable to go to their polling place because of an illness or disability, and
- those who otherwise qualify to vote an absentee ballot.
The deadline to apply to vote absentee online or by mail or email is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16. The deadline to apply to vote absentee in person is 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 20. In order to accommodate those who wish to vote absentee in person, the Registrar Office will be open Saturday, June 20, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
For those who choose to vote absentee in person at one of the Registrar’s Office locations, we anticipate conducting curbside voting while County offices are closed to the public because of the COVID-19 pandemic. If voters need to use a voting machine that assists voters with disabilities, they will be able to come into the office to vote using that equipment.
The law permits emergency absentee voting in a few, very limited situations until 2 p.m. on Monday, June 22. For more information about emergency absentee voting, call the Registrar Office at 890-3440.
Unofficial election results, including those from York County, will be available on the Virginia Department of Elections website at www.elections.virginia.gov as they are reported after the polls close at 7:00 p.m. on June 23. For additional information, please call the Registrar Office at 890-3440 or visit the website, www.yorkcounty.gov/voting.