More than 1,200 have voted early in Suffolk

Published 7:18 pm Friday, October 7, 2022

More than 1,200 city residents have voted as of 2 p.m. Friday, according to general registrar Burdette Lawrence.

She said 1,235 people had voted thus far, with early voting robust in the city.

“It has been going busy just like we like it,” Lawrence said. “All a citizen has to do is make sure they are registered to vote, come to 440 Market St., First Floor, bring their I. D. and vote on the machine.”


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Early voting for the Nov. 8 general election began Sept. 23 and continues  through Nov. 5.

Those who want to vote early can do so at the Suffolk Voter Registration office at 440 Market St. behind City Hall.

Poll hours are 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday, as well as the last two Saturdays before the election, Oct. 29 and Nov. 5. No appointment or reason is necessary to vote early in person.

Voters need to bring with them an acceptable form of identification, and if not, they will still be allowed to cast a provisional ballot without one. Those who have not registered to vote have until Oct. 17 to do so. People can do so online at the Virginia Department of Elections’ citizen portal ( or at the registrar’s office at 440 Market St.

For more information, people can contact the voter registration office at 757-514-7750.

People can also vote absentee by mail, and there is no postmark deadline. However, ballots must be received at the voting precinct by noon Nov. 5. U.S. Postal Service standard of delivery for first-class mail is two to nine days. They can also drop off a mail-in ballot at the city’s voter registration office, the North Suffolk Library or the Suffolk Executive Airport. This is available at the same times as in-person absentee voting.

People will be voting for their representatives for City Council and the School Board in the Cypress, Chuckatuck, Holy Neck and Suffolk boroughs, along with the U.S. House of Representatives.

On Election Day, Nov. 8, people can vote from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., with anyone in line at 7 p.m. still allowed to vote, and they can find their polling place at the department of elections’ citizen portal.