Voting in the City of Bristol

Be Ready to Vote! Register online if you currently have a Virginia driver's license or Virginia Identification card or print and mail your voter registration application to the local registrar or Virginia Department of Elections.  

View your registration status and make updates to your voter record if your information has changed.  Contact the Bristol Office of Voter Registration if you have questions about your eligibility.

The Next General Election is November 7, 2017 
100 Day Notice of Election
Military and Overseas Voter Information
Sample Ballot
What's on the November Ballot?
Important Dates

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.

Restoration of Voting Rights 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
                                           Virginia DMV-issued photo ID
                                           Federal government-issued photo ID
                                           Virginia 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.

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