Three Ways To Vote in Northumberland County


With concerns about COVID-19, a potential shortage of poll workers, recent cutbacksat the USPS and disinformation campaigns flooding social media, providing accurate voter information to our friends and neighbors has never been more important. Please share this information! Call your neighbors, post to social media and/or write a letter to the editor in our local papers (see end of article for sample letter written by NAPS members).

Registration

Voters must be registered before Tuesday, October 13, in order to vote. Online, visit www.elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal, scroll to the bottom and click “GO”. Enter the requested information – name, date of birth, last 4 digits of the social security number and location. Check the certification box and you should see your voter record. You can also activate a vote-by-mail option with a check box. If there is a problem, contact the local registrar, Katherine Davenport, at 45 Back St. in Heathsville (the old vet’s office) PO Box 84, Heathsville VA 22473 or 580-4655.

Voting Options

1) Early In-Person Voting

You can vote at the local registrar’s office at 45 Back St. in Heathsville (the old veteranarian’s office), Monday to Friday 9:00 AM – 5:00 PM, beginning on September 18, 45 days before Election Day, until Saturday October 31 at 5:00 PM. It’s just like voting at a polling place. You will be asked to provide your name and physical address and show an acceptable ID, usually a driver’s license or passport, exactly as is done at polling places on election day. Other acceptable identification options are listed at www.elections.vi