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Voting in the City of Bristol
Virginia Department of Elections Commissioner Statement Regarding Incorrect Voter Mailing
As part of our on-going efforts to ensure that the Commonwealth's voter registration records are accurate, the Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT) routinely receives information for voters who may have changed their address. To help voters update their registration, ELECT mailed letters to voters requesting that they review and update their information. Unfortunately, up to 125,000 voters erroneously received a letter indicating they had moved out of state, when in fact they may have moved within the state. We are working quickly to remedy this mistake with a new mailing to the impacted voters.

No voter has been or will be removed from the rolls based simply on receiving this letter. Any voter who received this letter needs to verify their voter registration address by visiting our website (vote.virginia.gov) and/or contacting their local general registrar. ELECT will send a follow-up mailing to the impacted voters to explain the error, provide instructions for verifying their current registration information, and reassure them that their voter registration has not been canceled.

The Department of Elections remains committed to promoting and supporting accurate, fair, open, and secure elections for the citizens of the Commonwealth. Any additional questions regarding this matter can be directed to .

Edgardo Cortés
Virginia Department of Elections 

Photo Voter ID

Effective July 1, 2014 - An accepted form of a photo identification will be required to vote in person for an election.

Accepted forms include:  Virginia Driver's license
                                     DMV-issued photo ID
                                     Government-issued photo ID

                                     Student ID from a Virginia College
                                     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 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.

 November 4, 2014 General & Special Election Information

August 15 by 7:00 p.m. - to file candidate paperwork for Clerk of Court
September 19 - Absentee voting begins for qualified reason
October 14 - Last day to register to vote for this election
October 28 - Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail
November 1 - Last day to vote  an absentee ballot in person
November 4 - Election Day. Polls are open 6:00 a.m. - 7:00 p.m.

Military and Overseas Voter Information

Federal Post Card Application (FPCA)    for military and overseas voters.

Find out what is currently on November's ballot.  This may change if more candidates qualify for the Special Election.

Writ of Special Election for Circuit Court Clerk

A Special Election for Circuit Court Clerk will be held November 4, 2014.
August 15, 2014, is the filing deadline for independent candidates, political party candidate paperwork and receipt of certification of nomination by a political party.  Candidate packets are available at the Office of Voter Registration at City Hall or paperwork may be downloaded from
State Board of Elections.
For more information on registering to vote, elections, or becoming a candidate visit the Virginia Department of Elections.