Voting in the City of Bristol

Be Ready to Vote! View your registration status. Contact the Bristol Office of Voter
Registration if you have questions about your eligibility.


November 7, 2017 General Election Calendar of Events
100 Day Notice of Election

September 22      Absentee voting begins 
October 9            Office of Voter Registration CLOSED for Columbus Holiday
October 16          Final day to register to vote in November 7, 2017 General Election
October 28          Office open on Saturday from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. for absentee voting
October 31          Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail
November 4        Final day to vote absentee in person; office open from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
November 7        ELECTION DAY - Polls are open from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
November 8       Canvass of votes from Election Day - 10 a.m. at City Hall, Room 103
November 10     Office of Voter Registration CLOSED in observance of Veterans Day 

The office will be open for absentee voting Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.
and on two Saturdays, October 28 and November 4, from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  The office 
will be closed for Columbus Day and Veterans Day Holidays as indicated above.

Election Forms

Virginia Absentee Ballot Application
Federal Post Card Application (FPCA) For military and overseas voters
View, Register or Update your Voter Registration You may do this online if you have
a DMV issued driver's license or DMV identification card
Voter Registration Application Printable version
Candidate Information

Photo ID Required for Commonwealth of Virginia Elections

An accepted form of a photo identification will be required to vote in person.

Accepted forms include: Virginia Driver's license
                                           DMV-issued photo ID
                                           Government-issued photo ID 
                                           Student ID from a Virginia Institution
                                           United States Passport
                                           Employee photo ID
                                           Virginia Voter Photo ID (Obtained from the registrar)
Only one form of ID is required. The Voter Registration Office is equipped to make a FREE
photo ID if you do not have one. Please contact the office at 276-645-7318 or stop by the office weekdays from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m.

For more information on registering to vote,elections, or becoming a candidate visit the Virginia Department of Elections.