Voters can cast ballots Tuesday in General Election
Published 7:21 pm Friday, November 4, 2022
Early voting in the 2022 General Election has ended and Tuesday brings the final day for in-person voting in Suffolk and across Virginia.
Suffolk General Registrar Burdette Lawrence said this year’s early voting has been going “quite smoothly.”
But what about the response?
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“I’m happy to say the response has been beyond my expectations,” she said. “We have had nearly 7,000 early voters!” This is about 10% of total voters in the city, which boasts 70,730 registered voters, according to state election board reports for 2022.
Lawrence’s estimated number was from Thursday and more people could vote after that with three-plus days of early voting left to go at the time of the interview.
While the early voting ended Saturday, Nov. 5, absentee ballots are accepted through election day. Those need to be turned into the registrar’s office or postmarked by Nov. 8.
According to the registrar’s website, absentee ballots can be dropped off at one of three locations on or before election day (Sept. 23-Nov. 8).
- Voter Registration Office, 440 Market Street, 1st Floor, Suffolk, VA 23434
- North Suffolk Public Library,2000 Bennett’s Creek Park Road, Suffolk, VA 23435
- Suffolk Executive Airport, 1200 Gene Bolton Drive, Suffolk, VA 23434
The website notes that all drop boxes will be locked at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 8. It also states that all ballot drop boxes are under constant video surveillance.
On election day, Nov. 8, a ballot drop box (a blue canvas bag) will be located inside each polling precinct from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for voters to take their ballots to their polling location, if they choose to do so.
“If voters requested a mail-in ballot, please bring it with them to early vote or to the polls on Tuesday if they decide to vote in person,” Lawrence said Thursday.
Mailed absentee ballots must carry a postmark of no later than Nov. 8 and be received by the registrar’s office by noon, Monday, Nov. 14, according to the registrar’s website. The mailing address is P.O. Box 1966, Suffolk, VA 23434-1966.
For those looking to take the traditional voting route and head to the polls Tuesday, they can cast their ballots between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m., Tuesday, Nov. 8. Local voters make their choices for the U.S. Representative in the 2nd Congressional District, and local races in the Chuckatuck, Cypress, Suffolk and Holy Neck boroughs for city council and school board.
For many heading to cast those ballots, Lawrence said there have been changes to many polling locations across the city.
“Yes, there have been extensive changes and additions to the precinct locations from previous years,” Lawrence said. She shared a complete list of the locations by precinct in each of the boroughs, with the complete street address for each one.
Sleepy Hole Borough
Belleharbour, Precinct 0101, Temple Beth-El, 3927 Bridge Rd.
Driver, Precinct 0102, John Yeates Middle, 4901 Bennetts Pasture Rd.
Bennett’s Creek, Precinct 0104, North Suffolk Library, 2000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd.
Harbourview, Precinct 0105, North Suffolk Public Center, 3901 Bridge Rd.
Ebenezer, Precinct 0201, CE&H Ruritan House, 8881 Eclipse Dr.
Chuckatuck, Precinct 0202, Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Station, 300 Kings Hwy.
Kings Fork, Precinct 0203, Kings Fork Middle, 350 Kings Fork Rd.
Hillpoint, Precinct 0204, Westminster Presbyterian Church, 3488 Godwin Blvd.
White Marsh, Precinct 0301, New First Baptist Church, 1105 Hosier Rd.
John F. Kennedy, Precinct 0302, John F. Kennedy Middle, 2325 E. Washington St.
Nansemond River, Precinct 0304, Nansemond River High School, 3301 Nansemond Pkwy.
Shoulders Hill, Precinct 0305, Union Baptist Church, 5414 Nansemond Pkwy.
Deerfield, Precinct 0306, Creekside Elementary School, 1000 Bennetts Creek Park Rd.
Airport, Precinct 0401, Suffolk Executive Airport, 1200 Gene Bolton Dr.
Whaleyville, Precinct 0402, Curtis R. Milteer Sr. Recreation Center 132 Robertson St.
Southside, Precinct 0403, Faith Temple Fellowship Center, 623 Brook Ave.
Booker T. Washington, Precinct 0404, Booker T. Elementary, 204 Walnut St.
Hollywood, Precinct 0405, East Suffolk Recreation Center, 138 South 6th St.
Holy Neck Borough
Kilby’s Mill, Precinct 0501, Forest Glen Middle, 200 Forest Glen Dr.
Holland, Precinct 0502, Southwestern Elementary School, 150 Pioneer Rd.
Lake Cohoon, Precinct 0504, Kings Fork Community House, 1600 Kings Fork Rd.
Pittmantown, Precinct 0505, Corinth Chapel Church of Christ, 7945 Corinth Chapel Rd.
Lakeside, Precinct 0601, Suffolk Presbyterian Church, 410 N. Broad St.
Olde Towne, Precinct 0602, Salvation Army, 400 Bank St.
Elephants Fork/Westhaven, Precinct 0603, Elephants Fork Elementary, 2316 William Reid Dr.
Wilroy, Precinct 0604, Magnolia United Methodist Church, 1764 Wilroy Rd.
Mack Benn Jr., Precinct 0605, Mack Benn Jr. Elementary School, 1253 Nansemond Pkwy.
Pughsville, Precinct 0703, New Hope Baptist Church, 4260 Pughsville Rd.
Burbage Grant, Precinct 0704, Northern Shores Elementary, 6701 Respass Beach Rd.
Huntersville, Precinct 0706, Virginia Modeling, Analysis and Simulation Center (VMASC), 1030 University Blvd.
Additionally, voters need to remember that Virginia law requires all voters to provide either an acceptable form of ID or sign an ID Confirmation Statement at the polls.