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.

The June 12, 2018 Primary candidates have been certified.  Candidates for each party are listed below the May Local Election information.

The Next Election is May 1, 2018 

Notice of Local Election - For May General

Military and Overseas Voter Information
SAMPLE BALLOT for May Election

 The following offices are up for election:  City Council - 3 seats
                                                                  School Board - 3 seats
Citizens may vote for up to three candidates for each office.

Important Dates for May Election
March 6              7 p.m. Deadline to file candidate paperwork for May 1 General Election
March 16            Absentee voting begins for May 1; open M - F from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
April 9                 Deadline to Register to Vote 5 p.m.
April 24               Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail
April 28               Saturday - Office is open for absentee voting from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
May 1                 ELECTION DAY - Polls are open from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m
May 2                 Electoral Board meets to canvass the vote at 10 a.m. Room 103
                           City Hall, 300 Lee Street

​June 12, 2018 Primary Elections 

An election for both the Democratic Party and the Republican Party will be held June 12,
2018.  The law requires each voter to tell the precinct election officer the primary for
which they are requesting a ballot --either the Democratic Party or the Republican Party.
Virginia is an open primary state, therefore, voters are not registered under a certain party.  When primaries are held on the same day, a citizen may only vote in one party's primary.

Republican Primary Candidates               Democratic Party Candidates
Member, U. S. Senate                                 Member, House of Representatives, 9th District

Corey A. Stewart                                            Anthony J. Flaccavento
Nick J. Freitas                                                Justin D. Santopietro
E.W. Jackson                                               

Military and Overseas Voter Notice of Election
Important Dates for June Primary Election
April 27               Absentee voting begins; open M - F from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
May 21               Deadline to Register to Vote 5 p.m.
May 28               Closed for Memorial Day Holiday
June 5                Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail
June 9                Saturday - Office open for absentee voting from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
June 12              Election Day - Polls open from 6 a.m. - 7 p.m. Regular precincts open.
June 13              Electoral Board meets to canvass the vote at 10 a.m. Room 103
                           City Hall
The office will be open for absentee voting with the exception of the posted holidays, 
Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.and on posted Saturdays from 8 a.m. 
until 5 p.m. for May General and June Primary Elections.

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.

Election Forms
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