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College Students

Polling Places

NSU students who register from their campus residence address must vote in person on Election Day.  The polling place for students registered on campus at their NSU dorm address is: Chesterfield Academy, 2915 Westminster Avenue, Norfolk, VA.

Students who are registered from their NSU campus address must vote in person on Election Day.

The polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day, November 3th.

Please bring valid photo identification (such as a Virginia Driver’s License, VA DMV-identification or NSU Student ID).

Voter Registration Status Reminder

Check voter registration status online through the Virginia Department of Elections at

Students who are registered in another locality within Virginia can request an absentee ballot as they are attending university away from their residence address (code 1A).

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. Friday, October 23th. Applications can be submitted online through the Virginia Department of Elections at the above website address.

Identify Theft

Please DO NOT become a victim of identity theft. Do not share your personal information with strangers.

College Students - Registering from a Residence

College students can choose to register from their home residence or campus residence. If a student registers from his/her home residence, he/she can also request an absentee ballot be sent to their campus address.

College Students - Registering from a Campus Address

If a student registers from his/her campus address, he/she must vote in person on Election Day. When registering from a campus address, please be sure to indicate your mailing address and Dorm name & Room Number (For example: 700 Park Avenue, Rosa Alexander Hall, Rm 123, Norfolk, VA 23504). Spartan Suites has their own address (2601 Corprew Avenue, Suite #___, Norfolk, VA 23504)

**Please note: If you register using your campus address, you must update your information/address each time you change dorms

College Students - Out of State Resident

If you are an out of state resident and would like to register to vote, please visit the the website for information.

College Students - Virginia Resident

If you are a Virginia Resident, you can register to vote online through

Students registering online in Virginia will be required to include their Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV) identification number or Driver’s License number to attach your electronic signature on file with the DMV to your voter registration application for processing.

Checking Voter Registration Status

You can check your voter registration status, register to vote and/or request an absentee ballot (if you are attending a University away from your residence address), by visiting the Virginia Department of Elections website


The deadline to register to vote for the November 6th General Election is 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, October 13.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail in Virginia is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23.

We encourage those requesting an absentee ballot to not wait until the deadline to allow time for mail delivery.

Age Requirements

In order to register to vote for this election, you must be at least 18 years of age on or before the November 3, 2019 General Election.

Important Reminders

Once registered, check your polling place to know where you should vote on Election Day. Remember to bring a valid form of photo identification with you to the polling place (Virginia Driver’s License, Virginia DMV-issued identification card, NSU Student ID, etc.).

The polls are open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day in Virginia.


If you have any questions, please visit the Virginia Department of Electionswebsite or the Norfolk Office of Elections website.


If you are interested in volunteering to work as an Officer of Election on Election Day, you may submit an application online through the Virginia Department of Elections.