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2,480 permanent jobs &
2,000+ construction jobs
All In for Education
$50 million annually for Virginia public school construction and renovationRead More
All In for Entertainment
Table games, spa, sports book, restaurants, bars, shows and more!Read More
All In for City Revenue
$30 million per year for Norfolk in gaming and sales-related tax revenueRead More
All In for Community
Funding for local flood resiliency efforts and other community programsRead More
All In for Tourism
6.2 million visitors expected annually to generate local tax revenueRead More
$50 million more for public schools – every year!Learn More
What is a referendum and why is it happening?
A referendum allows citizens of a locality to vote on a single policy question that directly impacts them. The referendum will be taking place because it is required by the legislation that was passed by the Virginia General Assembly. The legislation permitted five localities, including Norfolk, with the ability to develop a casino, but only after a majority of the voters in each respective locality voted in favor of the casino.
What will the casino referendum look like on the ballot?
Shall casino gaming be permitted at a casino gaming establishment in the City of Norfolk on property east of Harbor Park Stadium bounded to the north by Park Avenue, to the south by the Eastern Branch of the Elizabeth River, and generally to the east by Norfolk & Western Railway railroad tracks with an approximate street address of 200 Park Avenue, as may be approved by the Virginia Lottery Board?*This referendum question will only appear on ballots for voters in Norfolk, VA.
[ ] Yes
[ ] No
How to Vote
In order to keep people safe, there are a few different voting options this year. Virginia offers no-excuse mail-in absentee and in-person absentee voting beginning September 18th.
Vote Sept. 18 – Nov. 3
Absentee ballots will start to arrive in mailboxes on September 18
The deadline to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is 5:00 p.m. on Friday, October 23rd.
Request an absentee ballot
Note: You must return your ballot postmarked on or before Election Day (Nov. 3).
Vote Sept. 18 – Oct. 31
In-person absentee voting will begin September 18th. Visit City Hall during normal office hours (810 Union Street, 1st Floor; Monday – Friday 8:30 am – 5:00 pm) to cast your absentee ballot in-person.
The Norfolk Office of Elections is offering curbside services during regular office hours. For more information on mail-in and in-person absentee voting as well as curbside services, visit the Norfolk Office of Elections.
Vote ON Nov. 3
If you can’t or don’t want to vote early, show up at your polling place on November 3rd and cast your vote in-person. Remember to vote YES for the Norfolk casino!