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, otherwise, you will have the option to print a voter registration application.
Mail the application to your local registrar or the 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.
Election Day is November 6, 2018
Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Remember to bring a photo ID! See accepted forms below.
Canvass of Votes Notice
What's on the Ballot?
Member, United States Senate
Member, House of Representatives, 9th District
Two Proposed Constitutional Amendments
Sample Ballot -Full Ballot (most voters receive this ballot)
Sample Ballot -Federal Only (special circumstances apply)
Constitutional Amendments to be voted on November 6, 2018
100 Day Notice of Election and Information for:
Military and Overseas Voter Notice of Election
Important Dates for the November 6, 2018 General Election
Sept. 14 Bristol absentee voting begins; open M - F from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Oct. 8 Closed for Columbus Day Holiday
Oct. 15 Last day to register to vote; office open until 5 p.m.
Oct. 27 Saturday - Office open for absentee voting from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Oct. 30 Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail by 5 p.m.
Nov. 3 Saturday - Office open for absentee voting from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Last day to vote an absentee ballot in person at the office
Nov. 6 Election Day - Polls open from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Regular precincts open.
Nov. 7 The Electoral Board meets to canvass the vote at 10 a.m. Room 103
at City Hall located at 300 Lee Street.
The office will be open for absentee voting with the exception of the posted holiday,
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.and on Saturday, October 27 and
Saturday, November 3 from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. for the November General Election.
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.
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