Essex County Virginia

Voting in Essex County

Polls are open Election Day: 6am through 7pm

Do I need an ID to Vote?

Acceptable Forms of ID

If you do not have an acceptable form of identification please contact the Voter Registration & Elections Office ( 804-443-4611) for a copy of your Voter ID card.

Ways to Vote

Vote by Mail

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, the safest way to vote is from home. You may email or call our office to request your absentee ballot application, or visit the Department of Elections website at

Virginia is no longer under a state of emergency. A witness signature is required when completing your vote by mail ballot.

Track your vote by mail ballot here with Ballot Scout.

Return Your ballot

Mail your voted ballot so that it is postmarked on or before election day and received at Essex County Elections Office, PO Box 1561, Tappahannock, VA 22560 by noon the Friday after election day.
Return your ballot t
o the General Registrar at 205 S. Cross St., Suite B, Tappahannock.
You may bring your ballot to our walk-up window, or call us at 804-443-4611 and we will pick up your ballot curbside.
Drop your ballot in our secure drop box (24/7)
at 205 S. Cross ST., Suite B, Tappahannock.

Track your vote by mail ballot here with Ballot Scout.

Vote in-person or Curbside

In-person Early voting will be available in the Voter Registration & Election office at 205 S. Cross St. 
Monday-Friday 8:30 am-4:30 pm September 17-October 30.
Saturdays October 23 & October 30 from 9 am-5 pm.
Park curbside in our designated voter parking space and call (804) 443-4611. You may vote right in your vehicle.

The office will be closed on Monday October 11 in observance of Columbus Day.

Accessible Voting

For those unable to vote absentee by mail, or curbside, a ballot marking device is available in the Voter Registration & Elections Office. If you need this service, please call the office in advance to make an appointment (804) 443-4611.

Office hours

Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
The two Saturdays before the election 9am-5pm
Closed for state holidays

Voter Registration & Elections

205 S. Cross Street, Suite B
Tappahannock, VA 22560
phone: 804-443-4611
fax: 804-443-4157

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