Contact Us

P.O. Box 61037
Richmond, Virginia 23261

Main Office
2134 West Laburnum Avenue
Richmond, Virginia 23227
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday, except holidays
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM the last two Saturdays before all elections

Customer Service Counter
City Hall
Marshall Street side of the first floor lobby
900 East Broad Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219
8:30 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday, except holidays

See “VoterAtThePolls” tab for polling places and satellite voting locations

Fax: (804)646-7848

Pursuant to code section 24.2-129, polling place changes must be published online before they are approved by City Council.

The public comment period for these polling place changes will last from June 13th until July 28th, 2022.

The polling place changes are located below.
Old Location
New Location
215 Arthur Ashe Bon Secours Training Center; 2401 W. Leigh Street
410 Thompson Middle School Huguenot High School; 7945 Forest Hill Avenue
Central Absentee Precinct (First Floor) Registrar's Office 2134 W. Laburnum Ave (Second Floor)

            Office of Elections


The right to vote is the foundational principle of our democracy. The Richmond City Office of Elections seeks to promote this principle in four ways.

1. To conduct fair and honest elections.

2. To certify election results in a manner that is transparent.

3. To enfranchise eligible citizens who register to vote.

4. To promote the value of voter education throughout our city.

*** We Have Moved! ***

The new building also makes social distancing much easier.

Our new address is 2134 West Laburnum Avenue, Richmond, Virginia 23227

Please come visit us!

The building is at the intersection of 95/64/I-95 and has plenty of free parking. The Laburnum Connector bus (line 91) runs from the Pulse at Willow Lawn along Laburnum Avenue to the Shops at White Oak Village and back, with stops on Saunders Avenue just a few blocks away. Don't worry, we will still offer basic services such as voter registration at City Hall. Look for us at the customer service counter on the Marshall Street side during regular business hours.

About Us

Elections in the City of Richmond are governed by the three member Electoral Board who are appointed by the City of Richmond Circuit Court for three year terms. Two of the Board members must be of the same political party as the sitting Governor. The third must be of the opposite party. The Board members' terms are staggered so that one expires each year.

The current Electoral Board members are: James M. Nachman, Chairman, Joyce K. Smith, Vice- Chairman and C. Starlet Stevens, Secretary.

While all matters election fall within the purview of the local electoral board, voter registration is the sole province of the General Registrar. In the City of Richmond, the General Registrar also provides administrative staff support to the Electoral Board. The General Registrar is appointed by the Electoral Board for a four year term. The current General Registrar is Keith Balmer.

Portrait of Keith Balmer, General Registrar
Keith Balmer, General Registrar
Portrait of Starlet Stevens, Board Secretary
Joyce K. Smith, Board Vice Chair
Portrait of Joyce K. Smith, Board Vice Chair
Starlet Stevens, Board Secretary

Office Hours

Both our main location on West Laburnum and our customer service counter at City Hall are open from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM, Monday through Friday, except holidays. Our West Laburnum location will also be open the two Saturdays before every election from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Satellite voting will also be open before November general elections the same hours as the West Laburnum location starting the second Saturday before the election. The satellite voting centers will be at City Hall, 900 East Broad Street (enter from Broad Street side) and the Hickory Hill Community Center, 3000 East Belt Boulevard.

Electoral Board Meetings

There will be a meeting of the Richmond City Electoral Board on Tuesday, August 23, 2022 at 4:00 PM. The meeting will take place at the Office of Elections in the 2nd Floor conference room. According to Code Section 2.2-3708.2 meetings of public bodies are now required to be held in person. Persons who wish to address the board during the public comment periods must sign up by 12:00 PM, Tuesday, August 23, 2022. Please review the public comment speakers’ guidelines below.

All meetings of the Electoral Board are open to the public. All paperwork reviewed by the Electoral Board during public meetings will be posted online one week prior to the meeting.

To view the Board’s public comment speakers’ guidelines, click here.