Bristol Virginia Elections and Voter Registration
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.
June 23, 2020 Republican Primary (rescheduled from June 9)
An absentee ballot that was mailed to you for the June 23 Republican Primary must be
received by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day to be counted. The
drive thru window will be open for ballot return on Monday, June 22, from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm. and on Election Day from 6:00 am until 7:00 pm. Mail absentee
ballots can be returned in person only by the person who requested the ballot. The law DOES NOT allow you to return another person's ballot.
ELECTION DAY MODIFICATIONSYour health and the health of election officer team is the top priority of this Elections Office.
The precinct for City Hall will move from the council chambers to the main lobby. Voters will enter through the main doors.
The precinct at Van Pelt will move from the gym to the main entrance of the school.
Voters will enter through the main doors. Signage will be posted to direct voters.
ELECTION DAY REMINDERS
All normal voting precincts will be open from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m.
To optimize safe practices we request voters observe the following:
1. Vote curbside if you are considered high risk, are 65 or older, or feel sick. Look for the
curbside voting sign at your precinct.
2. Wear a face covering. If everyone wears a face covering, the chances of getting COVID19
are greatly reduced when also practicing social distance.
3. Maintain a social distance of at least 6 ft. Look for the markings on the sidewalk and
inside the precinct.
4. Stop at the designated area by the traffic cone at the inside of your precinct and wait
until called. We are limiting the number of voters inside the precinct to 5 or 6 total.
5. Use hand sanitizer before and after voting. You will find it at the table by the traffic cone.
6. Refrain from bringing children with you due to their safety and the limited number of
people allowed in the precinct.
Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage all Bristol Voters to Stay Safe and Vote by
Absentee Ballot. Here are your options for obtaining an application or making your request:
- If you have a Virginia issued DMV I.D., complete an absentee application online.
Visit vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation. Follow the prompts for requesting an absentee ballot. Here is a video for applying online. Home2Vote. Please note the instructions regarding social distancing for your selections when choosing an absentee option and absentee reason.
- Or print, complete and sign a paper absentee application. Return by fax at 276-645-7331, or by email: email@example.com, or mail to: Office of Elections and Voter Registration,
300 Lee Street, Bristol, VA 24201. You are required to ensure the completed
application reaches this office.
- Or call and request an application be mailed to you at 276-645-7318. Applications may
also be obtained from the clear sleeve folder mounted outside of our office to the left of the drive thru window on the Scott Street side of the building or printed from link below.
- Vote absentee via the drive thru window at City Hall
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2020 Election Schedule
June 23, 2020 (moved from June 9) Republican Primary for U.S. Senate
Sample Ballot Below
Military and Overseas Voter Notice of June 9, 2020 Primary Election
Order Calling June Primary
Nov. 3, 2020General Election
Deadlines for absentee voting:
June 16 - This is the last day to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you. You may fax, email your application as an attachment, or send it by postal mail to the
elections office. Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 28.
June 20 - This is the last day to vote an absentee ballot in person at City Hall. The office
will be open on this Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. A photo ID is required.
ELECTION DAYThe polls will open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. on MAY 19, 2020. A photo ID is required when voting on Election Day.
Be Ready to Vote! Register online if you currently have a Virginia driver's license or Virginia identification card, otherwise, you will have the option to print out your completed voter registration application. Mail the application to your local registrar or to the Virginia Department of Elections.
View your registration status and make updates to your voter record if your information has changed. Contact the office of Bristol Virginia Elections and Voter Registration if you have questions about your eligibility.
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.