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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. 

November 8, 2016 Election Information

Sept. 23      Absentee Voting Begins
Oct. 17        Last day to register to vote in November election
Oct. 29        Office will be open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. for absentee voting
Nov. 1         Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail
Nov. 5         Last day to vote absentee in person; open from 8 a.m.-5 p.m.
Nov. 8         ELECTION DAY

Restoration of Voting Rights Information
If you have been convicted of a felony and completed your sentence prior to April 22, 2016, you may have had your rights restored as a result of the Governor's Executive Order on that date.   If you complete your sentence after that date, you may still be eligible for restoration of your voting rights.  You may find more information at the Secretary of the Commonwealth website or by contacting our office.

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.

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