Here’s Your 2016 Election and Voting Guide


One week from now, we’ll be on our way to electing a new president. One candidate stands for everything that is good an decent about the world. The other stands for hate and divisiveness (in case you couldn’t tell, we’re not Trump supporters).

I hope we’re preaching to the choir here, but it’s especially vital that the LGBTQ community and all minority communities get out the vote. Our future and the rights we’ve worked so hard for are in jeopardy.

To help you make some sense of the election day madness, here’s everything you need to know about voting in Hampton Roads: city and county polling locations and times, student and military voting, Congressional candidate profiles, statewide ballot measures and area election night viewing parties.

Take a minute to know what you need, where you’re going and what/who you’re voting for on November 8.

Virginia Department of Elections:

Hampton Roads City and County Registrars (includes polling locations):

Congressional Candidates:

1st Congressional District (part for the Peninsula and Middle Neck)

2nd Congressional District (Eastern Shore, Virginia Beach and part of Norfolk)

3rd Congressional District (Part of Norfolk, Portsmouth, Hampton, Newport News and Williamsburg, Suffolk)

Statewide Ballot Measures

In case you’d like to commiserate with like minds (for better or, God forbid, for worse), here are some Election night viewing parties around Hampton Roads:

2016 Election Night Victory Party
Sponsored by the Norfolk Democratic Committee
7-11 PM at Work | Release, 759 Granby St, Norfolk

MJ’s Tavern Election Night Results
8 PM until
MJ’s Tavern 4019 Granby St, Norfolk

Croc’s Election Night Party
9 PM until midnight
Croc’s 19th Street Bistro, 620 19th St, Virginia Beach

Chesapeake Democratic Women/Chesapeake Democratic Committee Election Party
Greene Turtle Sports Bar and Grille at 1401 Greenbrier Pkwy, Chesapeake
6 PM until

Peninsula Rainbow Connection/Lavender Light Election Party
6:30 PM until
Schooner’s Grill, 12567 Warwick Blvd., Newport News

If you’d like to add your party, email us with the details.