Voting News

June 2018 Democratic Party & Republican Party Primaries to be Held

On Tuesday, June 12, 2018, Frederick County will hold a Democratic Party Primary and a Republican Party Primary.  The Democratic Party Primary will be for the Member, House of Representatives, 10th Congressional District.  The Republican Party Primary will be for the Member, United States Senate and the Member, House of Representatives, 10th Congressional District.
All Precincts in Frederick County will be open on June 12, 2018 from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm for voting.
With both Primaries being held on the same day, all Virginia voters are reminded that they do not register by Party and must therefore declare which Primary they wish to vote in (per Virginia Election Law 24.2 - 530 -
No person shall vote for the candidates of more than one party.)   

View sample ballots below:

Republican Primary Sample Ballot

Democratic Primary Sample Ballot

Absentee Voting for June 12, 2018 Primaries Started

Absentee voting for both the Democratic Party Primary and the Republican Party Primary has started for registered voters in Frederick County, either in-person at our office or by mail.

Voters must have a valid reason (20 reasons listed on the application) to vote absentee.  Please check the list at under Ways To Vote.  

Absentee voting can be done in-person at the Voter Registration Office in the Frederick County Administration Building at 107 N. Kent Street, Suite 102, Winchester, VA.  Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm.  Our Office will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2018 for the Memorial Day Holiday.  Our Office will be open on Saturday, June 9, 2018 from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm for in-person absentee voting.  Saturday, June 9, 2018 is the last day for in-person absentee voting.   

For in-person absentee voting a valid photo ID such as a valid Virginia Drivers License or a valid U. S. Passport is required.  See the complete list below under Photo ID Required for Voting. 

To have a ballot mailed to you, the voter must first complete, sign and date an Absentee Ballot Application which can either be mailed to you by our Office or you can complete the application on-line at under Ways to Vote.

The last day to apply for an absentee ballot to be mailed is Tuesday, June 5, 2018 at 5:00 pm.  The completed application must be in the Voter Registration Office by 5:00 pm to be processed.

Listed below are 3 important Deadlines for the June 12, 2018 Primaries:

Monday, May 21, 2018 - Last day to Register to Vote or to make Changes to Current Registrations

Tuesday, June 5, 2018 - Last day to apply for an Absentee Ballot to be mailed.  Completed application must be in the Registrar's office by 5:00 pm.

Saturday, June 9, 2018 - Last day to vote an Absentee Ballot in-person at the Registrar's office.  Office will be open from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm.

Officers of Election Needed

The Frederick County Voter Registration Department is looking for qualified people to serve as Officers of Election, a paid position, for the 2018 June Primaries and the November General Election.  If you are a Registered Voter in Virginia, can work all day on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 and/or Tuesday, November 6, 2018, can attend mandatory training, can work well with the public and fellow officers of election and setup and operate a computer, you have met all of the requirements to serve the citizens of Frederick County.  Please call the Frederick County Voter Registration Office at 540-665-5660 or email

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 public or 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 2018 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
Thomas P. Reed, 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.