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Voting in the City of Bristol

Be Ready to Vote! 
If you have questions about your eligibility to vote or are not sure of your precinct, please contact our office. 

May 3, 2016 General and Special Election
Important Dates for City Council and School Board Races

March   1 - Candidate filing deadline  
March 18 - Absentee Voting Begins
April   11
 - Deadline to Register to vote in the May 3 General Election
April   26 - 5 p.m. Deadline to request an absentee ballot be sent by
April   30 - Open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for last day of in person 
                  absentee voting at the Office of Voter Registration
May      3ELECTION DAY -Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Candidates qualifying for City Council:
    J. Douglas "Doug" Fleenor
Guy P. Odum - incumbent

Candidates qualifying for School Board:
    Ron C. Cameron - incumbent
    R. Tyrone Foster - incumbent

Candidate qualifying for Special Election School Board:
unexpired term to end June 30, 2018
    Steve L. Fletcher - appointee

100 Day Notice for Military and Overseas

Special Election is Called- May 3, 2016 
A Special Election for the unexpired term for a member of the School Board has been ordered.  The election will coincide with the regularly scheduled May General Election.  Candidates must file qualifying information by 7:00 p.m. March 1 to be included on the ballot.  Candidates must indicate their intention to run in the special election rather than the general election.

Writ of Election for School Board Seat

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 ID card 

Voter Registration Application   Printable version

Candidate Information

Photo ID Now 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
                                          DMV-issued photo ID
                                          Government-issued photo ID

                                          Student ID from a Virginia Institution
                                          United States Passport
                                          Employee photo ID
                                          NEW Virginia Voter Photo ID

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. to 5:00 p.m.

Restoration of Voting Rights Information
If you have been convicted of a felony and have completed your sentence, you may be eligible to have your voting rights restored.

2016 Election Calendar

March   1 - Presidential Primary
  May    3 - General and Special Elections for City Council and School Board
 June  14 - Bristol does not have a Primary Election
  Nov    8 - General Election for President, Vice President and House  

For more information on registering to vote, elections, or becoming a candidate visit the Virginia Department of Elections.