Absentee Voting by Mail

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Voting by mail is easy and secure.

You can request to receive your ballot in the mail!  APPLY>VOTE>RETURN.  It is that simple!


If you plan to vote absentee by mail, you must complete an absentee ballot application by one of the following methods: 

ONLINE: You can apply online at elections.virginia.gov by October 28, 2022 for the November 8, 2022 General Election.

IN-PERSON: Paper applications are available on the outside of the Bristol Virginia City Hall building (near the drive-thru window on Scott Street), or we can mail one to you. Paper applications may be returned by using one of the following methods:

  • Mail - Office of Voter Registration, 300 Lee St. Bristol, VA 24201
  • Fax - (276) 645-7331
  • Email - vote@bristolva.org
  • Drop-off - City Hall (drive-thru or inside), 300 Lee St. Bristol, VA 24201, 8 am to 5 pm weekdays or use the drop slot at the
    drive-thru window after hours


An absentee ballot will be sent directly to you by mail. Carefully review the instructions included with your ballot to complete it.


You may return your ballot by postal mail or drop your voted ballot off at the Office of Elections and Voter Registration.  The drive-thru window will be available for drop-off during regular business hours or you may come inside. A drop slot is available at the drive-thru window after hours.  Drop boxes will also be available at each precinct on election day, however, we encourage you to bring your ballot to the office if possible so that it may be counted right away on election day.

A few notes and helpful reminders:

  • You may return your ballot to any designated drop-off site listed above.  
  • We verify every ballot return envelope with your voter record before counting your ballot. Make sure you sign your ballot envelope correctly.
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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