Essex County Virginia

Voting in Essex County

Polls are open Election Day: 6am through 7pm


Due to the latest developments concerning COVID-19 and following the Declaration of Local Emergency for the County of Essex, Virginia by Michael Lombardo, County Administrator, until further notice, this office has closed its doors to the public as a precaution, and to support the efforts being made to stop the spread of this pandemic. We encourage you to vote from home; however, curbside voting is available at the office. Public Service Announcement COVID-19 and Elections

Vote from Home

Due to the COVID-19 outbreak, voters may choose reason "2A My disability or illness" for absentee voting in the May 5, 2020 election. You may email or call our office to request your ballot, or visit the Department of Elections website at

Return Your ballot

Mail your voted ballot so that it is received at Essex County Elections Office, PO Box 1561, Tappahannock, VA 22560 by 7pm on election day.
Drop off your ballot at our secure drop box located at 205 S. Cross St., Suite B, Tappahannock

Vote Curbside

Park in our designated voter parking space and call (804) 443-4611.

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.

Polls open 6am -7pm

​​Red 5 point star    Voter, are you Photo ID Ready?

Acceptable Forms of Photo ID

If you do not have an acceptable form of identification please contact the Voter Registration & Elections Office for a free ID.

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