Voting News


Voter Registration Deadline Extended

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement today after a federal judge ordered that Virginia’s voter registration process be extended until 11:59 PM on Friday, October 21, 2016.

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November 8, 2016 General & Special Elections

What is on My Ballot?

President and Vice President
(Vote for only one)

Democratic Party
Electors for
Hillary Clinton, President
Tim Kaine, Vice President

Republican Party
Electors for
Donald J. Trump, President
Michael R. Pence, Vice President

Libertarian Party
Electors for
Gary Johnson, President
Bill Weld, Vice President

Green Party
Electors for
Jill Stein, President
Ajamu Baraka, Vice President

Electors for
Evan McMullin, President
Nathan Johnson, Vice President

House of Representatives
10th Congressional District
(Vote for only one)

LuAnn L. Bennett - D
Barbara Jean Comstock - R

Proposed State Constitutional Amendments (2)

Special Election

(Precincts Clear Brook, Neff's Town, White Hall ONLY)

Board of Supervisors
Stonewall District
(For unexpired term to end 12/31/2017)
(Vote for only one)

Judith McCann-Slaughter

Special Election
(Precincts Carpers Valley, Shenandoah, Parkin's Mill, Armel ONLY)

School Board
Shawnee District
(For unexpired term to end 12/31/2017)
(Vote for only one)

Jay W. Foreman

Town Elections

Town of Middletown (Town Voters ONLY)

(Vote for only one)

Charles H. Harbaugh IV

Town Council

(Vote for not more than three)

Carolyn S. Aliff
Gilbert D. Barrington
Marshall J. "Mark" Brown
  George Jay Smith
Carole S. Snyder Jones

Town of Stephens City - (Town Voters ONLY)

Town Council

(Vote for not more than three)

Ronald L. Bowers
Steven M. Happek
Joseph W. Hollis
Kelly Ann Thatcher

Important Deadlines for the November 8, 2016 Elections

Friday, October 21, 2016 by 11:59 P.M.

 Last Day to Register to Vote or Update Voter Registration Information

Tuesday, November 1, 2016 by 5:00 P.M.

Last Day to apply for an Absentee Ballot to be mailed 
The Absentee Ballot Application must be in the Voter Registrar's office by 5:00 P.M. for a Ballot to be mailed

Saturday, October 29, 2016

Frederick County Voter Registration Office is open for In-Person Absentee Voting from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Last Day to Vote an In-Person Absentee Ballot
Frederick County Voter Registration Office open from 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Important Absentee Voting Information

ALL Absentee Ballots Cast in any Primary or Election are ALWAYS COUNTED, provided the voted ballots are received by the locality's Voter Registration Office by 7:00 P.M. on Election Day

Our office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm for in-person absentee voting through Friday, November 4, 2016.  The only day our office is closed is Monday, October 10, 2016 for the Columbus Day holiday.

In addition, our office will be open for in-person absentee voting the last two Saturdays before the November 8, 2016 Elections.  Saturday, October 29, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and Saturday, November 5, 2016 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

   Photo ID Required for Voting - effective July 1, 2014

Voters must present one of the following acceptable forms of identification when voting, effective January 1, 2016.
  • Valid Virginia Driver's License
  • DMV-issued photo identification card
  • Valid United States Passport
  • Valid Employee photo identification card
  • Other government-issued photo identification card
  • Valid college or university student photo identification card (issuer must be an institution of higher education located in Virginia)
  • Valid student photo identification card from a private school (issuer must be an institution located in Virginia)

If you do not have an acceptable form of identification, please contact your local voter registration office for a free ID.

Frederick County Voter Registration Office
107 N. Kent Street, Suite 102
Winchester, VA 22601
Office Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30 am to 5:00 pm
Phone 540-665-5660

For more information go to or call 1-800-552-9745.

What is on My Ballot?

Find out what's on your 2016 ballot with the Election Search tool by the Virginia Department of Elections. 


Electoral Board

The Electoral Board is composed of three appointed members who are responsible for conducting elections in the County, including appointing and training poll workers, choosing polling places, printing ballots, administration of absentee ballots, maintaining financial reports of candidates, ascertaining the results of elections, and organizing election procedures.

Richard M. Venskoske, Chairman
Marie F. Straub, Vice-Chairman
Jerry Zemlachenko, Secretary

Our Pledge to the Citizens of Frederick County

The Frederick County Voter Registrar and Assistant Registrars are entrusted to providing qualified citizens living in Frederick County the opportunity to register to vote in a courteous, professional, and non-partisan manner. We are dedicated to helping each citizen exercise his or her right to vote in an efficient and equitable fashion in accordance with election laws and the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia.

About Your Address

Your physical address determines your precinct. DMV transactions do not assure that you are registered to vote.

Please check with us in order to assure that we have your current address. This prevents you from going to the wrong precinct on Election Day.