Voter Registration, General Registrar & Elections

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Our Mission

The Office of the General Registrar and Electoral Board of Charles City County strives to promote the highest level of service to the citizens of the Commonwealth by providing equitable opportunities to register and vote; and by maintaining accurate records relating to voter registration, elections, election officials, and candidates. We are committed to promoting democracy and public trust in our endeavors to ensure fair and impartial elections.

About Us

Elections in Charles City County are governed by the three-member Electoral Board who the Charles City County Circuit Court appoints for three-year terms. Two board members must be of the same political party as the sitting Governor. The third must be of the opposite party. The Board members' terms are staggered so that one expires each year. The Electoral Board appoints the General Registrar for a four-year term. While all matters of election fall within the purview of the local electoral board, voter registration is the sole province of the General Registrar. In Charles City County, the General Registrar also provides administrative staff support to the Electoral Board. The current General Registrar is DeNay L. Harris.

Electoral Board Meetings

According to Code Section 2.2-3708.2, meetings of public bodies are now required to be held in person. There will be a meeting of Charles City County's Electoral Board on Thursday, February 3, 2022, at 11:00 AM. The meeting will take place in the Charles City County Government Center Auditorium. Persons who wish to address the board during the public comment periods must sign up by 9:00 AM, Thursday, February 3, 2022.


Remember, “You can’t gripe if you don’t vote”


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Virginia Department of Elections

***Important Information***


Message from The Director of Elections in Charles City County, Virginia

Electoral Board


Barbara Hayes, Chair

bhayes@co.charles-city.va.us 


Gerald Barnes, Vice Chair

gbarnes@co.charles-city.va.us 


Kevin Sullivan, Secretary  

ksullivan@co.charles-city.va.us 


General Registrar, VREO

Denay Harris



FOR VOTING (SEE BELOW)

Voting Information Documents

Please read information regarding important voter document information.

Upcoming Election Document (click below)

No Excuse Absentee Voting Document          (click below)

Absentee Ballot Information (click below)

District Information Charles City County Registered Voters (As of August 26, 2021)

Information on the Election Results

Upcoming Election Information

The Voter Registration Office will provide drop off ballot service starting April 23, 2021, for voters who do not want to mail their ballot. Use the back parking lot of the Administration Building and call us when you arrive. We will come out to collect your marked ballot.

Mailing Your Vote

Notice to voters using US mail service, the USPS delivery standards changed earlier this year. The First Class delivery went from one to three days to two to five days and Standard delivery is now two to nine days 

No Excuse Absentee Voting

Beginning July 1, 2020, any registered voter can vote absentee without having to provide any reason or supporting information!

In these uncertain times, one thing is still certain, The Office of Voter Registrations commitment to continue to provide premier services to the citizens of Charles City County.

Due to the Covid-19 outbreak, the Virginia Department of Elections as well as the Charles City County Office of Voter Registration encourages all voters to protect their health and the health of others by voting from home.

We also offer Curbside Voting for anyone at the Office of Voter Registration starting Friday, April 23, through Saturday, June 5, 2021.

Every voter that votes absentee by mail is one less voter in line on Election Day, limiting the risk of spreading the virus within the community and protecting those that serve as Officer of Elections at the polls.

Ballots for June 8, 2021 Primary Election will be available Friday, April 23, 2021, but you can request them right now! The last day to request an Absentee Ballot to be sent to you by mail, is Friday, May 28, 2021.