Office of Elections and Voter Registration

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General Registrar Penny Limburg hands a citizen a voter registration form through the window inside City Hall.
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About Us


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.

Important 2020 Deadlines


Sept 18: 

Start of early voting at City Hall and absentee voting by mail.

Oct. 12: 

Closed for state holiday- Office and early voting site.


Oct 13: 

Deadline to register to vote or update an existing registration.

Oct 23: 

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

Oct 24 & 31: 

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

Oct 31:

 Deadline to vote early in person by 5:00pm at City Hall.

Nov 3:

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

Nov 3: 

Deadline to postmark or hand-deliver absentee ballots to City Hall by 7:00pm.

Nov 6: 

Deadline for mailed absentee ballots to be received by our office by 12:00pm noon.

See full calendar.

Notices:


ABSENT UNIFORMED-SERVICE AND OVERSEAS CITIZEN VOTERS:
The Virginia Department of Elections has issued an official notice of the General and Special Election to be conducted in the Commonwealth of Virginia on November 3, 2020.

FIRST-TIME VOTERS:
There are special federal ID requirements for certain first-time voters who vote absentee by mail. For persons who registered to vote in Virginia by mail, federal law requires them to send identification (ID) when voting for the first time in a federal election if they did not send a copy of one of these IDs with their voter registration application. If this applies to a voter, they will be sent a notice explaining the special requirement.

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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 • Twitter