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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. 

2016 Checklist for Voting

Verify your registration information
           Are you registered?  Is your name and residence address correct?
Obtain an approved form of photo ID if you do not have one
You may have an ID made free at your local voter registration office.
Transmit electronically or by mail a request for an absentee ballot
           Now accepting applications.  If you can't go to the polls on Election
           Day due to disability, military service, or other approved reason,
           submit an Absentee Ballot Application or Federal Post Card Application.
Educate yourself on candidates and issues prior to Election Day
           Check this website and Bristol VA Votes Facebook page often for the
           latest information.

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 Election for City Council and School Board
June  14 - Potential Primary Election for U.S. House of Representatives
   Nov     8
 - General Election for President, Vice President and House  

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

Photo ID Now Required for Commonwealth of Virginia Elections

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 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.

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