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The Bristol Virginia Office of Elections and Voter Registration is committed to informing, educating, and encouraging citizens to register and to vote in local, state, and national elections. Learn more.

2022 Elections


November 8, 2022 General and Special Election

What is on the ballot?
  • Offices of U.S. House of Representative (1 seat) 
  • City Council (3 seats) 
  • School Board (3 seats) 
  • Special Election for School Board (1 seat): to complete the remainder of an unexpired term through December 31, 2024.
  • School Board Special Election 11-8-22

In-Person Absentee Voting

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For: November 8, 2022 General Election

Location: Bristol Virginia City Hall, 300 Lee Street, Bristol, Virginia 24201.

Dates: September 24, 2022 to November 5, 2022 (excluding city/state observed holidays) and also the two Saturdays preceding the election.

Times: 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

​Identification - 

Virginia law requires all voters to provide an 
acceptable form of ID when voting in person. Voters arriving at the polls without an acceptable form of ID will be required to either sign an ID Confirmation Statement or vote a provisional ballot.

September 24: 

Start of in person absentee voting and absentee voting by mail  

October 10:   

Closed for city/state observed holiday

​October 18:   

Deadline to register and/or change voter registration information for the November election


October 28:   

Deadline to submit application to receive an absentee ballot by mail.

October 29:   

Open

 

Saturday for early voting at elections office at City Hall from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.

November 5: 

Open Saturday for early voting at elections office at City Hall from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm.  Last day to vote absentee in-person.

November 8:

 Election Day! Polls are open from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm.

November 8: 

Deadline to postmark or hand-deliver an absentee ballot to City Hall or a precinct drop-box by 7:00 pm.

November 9

: Canvass of votes begins at 10:00 am at City Hall

The city's ballot drop box is located at the Office of Elections and Voter Registration at the drive-thru window.

Precinct Changes Due to GIS Coding

Due to the accuracy of GIS Coding, some voters were identified as being assigned to an incorrect voting precinct. If you live at one of the addresses listed on the attached document, you have been reassigned to the correct precinct. You should receive an additional notice on brightly colored paper to alert you to the change.  Please contact the office at 276-645-7318 or vote@bristolva.org if you have questions.

Notices:


ABSENT UNIFORMED-SERVICE AND OVERSEAS CITIZEN VOTERS:

FIRST-TIME VOTING ABSENTEE BY MAIL IN A FEDERAL ELECTION:
If you registered by mail and this is your first time voting in a federal election, you may be required to enclose a specific form of ID upon return of your ballot.  Find a list of acceptable ID at the Department of Elections website.

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Bristol Virginia Office of Elections and Voter Registration

City Hall, 300 Lee Street, Bristol, VA 24201 • Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Visit us inside City Hall or at our drive-thru (located on the Scott Street side of the building)
Phone: 276-645-7318 • Fax: 276-645-7331 • Email: vote@bristolva.org • Facebook