Voter registration and local elections are monitored by the office of the Registrar of Voters, under the supervision of a three-member Electoral Board. The registrar also provides information on how to register and where to vote in your precinct.
Guide to Voting
To be eligible to register to vote in King William County you must:
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1. Be a resident of Virginia and King William County (A person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes);
2. Be a U. S. Citizen;
3. Be 18 years old (Any person who is 17 years old and will be eighteen years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election);
4. Not claim the right to vote in any other State;
5. Not currently be declared mentally incompetent by a court of law and;
6. If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored.
You may register to vote anytime of the year. However, to participate in an upcoming election your registration application must be received by either the local registration office or the State Board of Elections by the specified registration deadlines.
Voter registration applications are available at many locations throughout the state. Applicants may pick up a federal or uniform statewide voter registration application, fill out the application, and mail it to their local voter registration office. Application forms are available at no charge for public and private distribution. Persons eligible to register can obtain registration applications and register to vote at any of the following:
local voter registration office
State or local government offices when applying or recertifying for Aid to Dependent Children, Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, or Rehabilitation Services
Government offices in the State that provides State-funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to person with disabilities
Armed forces recruitment offices
State Board of Elections office
Department of Motor Vehicles offices
Any special voter registration sites
Qualified U.S. citizens can register to vote by obtaining, completing, and filing a voter registration application form. The completed application can be filed with the local registration office or mailed to the address printed on the form. Application for registration can be submitted using a Virginia Voter Registration Application form or a National Voter Registration Application form. Military and persons working out of country should contact the federal voting assistance program for registration information. Individuals can apply for voter registration or update their voter registration data by mail or in-person at any voter registration site.
To improve your chances of successful registration, you should do the following:
. Complete all information blocks on the application. If any information requested does not apply to you, indicate such by writing the word "NONE" or "NA" in that space.
. Sign and date the registration application.
. File your completed application either by mailing to the preprinted addressed or delivering it to a local voter registration office.
Failure to complete the form properly could result in your registration being delayed or denied.
Virginia's voter registration application form requires the applicant to provide his/her full name, including the maiden name and any other prior legal name; age; gender; date and place of birth; complete social security number, if any; whether the person is presently a United States citizen; resident address of place of abode and date of residence in the precinct; place of last previous registration to vote; whether you have ever been adjudicated to be mentally incompetent or convicted of a felony and, if so, under what circumstance your right to vote has been restored. Also, unless physically or educationally unable, you must sign the application.
Note that you must provide your complete social security number, if any, when applying to register to vote in Virginia. Therefore, if you do not provide all eight number of your social security number, your application for voter registration will be denied. State and local voting officials will use your social security number as a unique identifier to insure that no person is registered in more than one place. Your registration application will not be open to inspection by the public. Your social security number will appear on reports produced only for official use by voter registration and election officials and, for jury selection purposes, by courts.
In providing your place of abode, keep in mind that a place of abode is a physical place in which you live. Property on which there is no dwelling does not qualify. A business address does not qualify unless you have living quarters there, and you live in no other place. You may have many physical places in which you live but only one of them may be your domicile. A new domicile is not attained until the old one has been abandoned.
General: 22 Days before election
Primary: 22 Days before election
Special: 13 Days before election
All Precincts are handicap accessible. To view a detailed map of the district boundries and precinct locations, click here.
First District/West Point Precinct
Second District/Sweet Hall Precinct
Third District/Aylett Precinct
Fourth District/Manquin Precinct
Fifth District/Mangohick Precinct
If you moved your residence from one precinct to another within the County, you may vote in the precinct from which you have moved in the following November general election and any intervening election unless your registration has been transferred or canceled. You may continue to vote in the precinct from which you have moved, for federal offices only, through the second general and intervening elections for federal office, provided that (i) you have moved your residence from one precinct to another in the same jurisdiction and the same congressional district; (ii) you have failed to respond to the notice provided in 24.2-428; (iii) your registration has not been transferred or canceled; and (iv) you have affirmed orally or in writing this new address before an officer of election at the polling place. Follow this link to learn which precinct you reside in.
Susan L. Mickens, General Registrar
Carol K. Wright, Chief Deputy Registrar
Ruth E. Armatage, Deputy Registrar
Geralde W. Morgan, Secretary
LaVerne B. Abrams, Chairperson
Grace H. Bernoski, Vice Chairperson
King William Voter Registration
P.O. Box 173
King William, VA 23086
Phone: (804) 769-4952
Fax: (804) 769-4920
The Registrar's Office is located in the County Administration building at 180 Horse Landing Road, behind the colonial courthouse.
Office Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.