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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. 

Important Dates: Presidential Primary Election

 Jan 15 -  Absentee Voting Begins
   Feb 8
 - Deadline to Register to vote in the March 1 Primary
 Feb 23 - 5 p.m. Deadline to receive application to request an absentee
               ballot be sent in the mail
 Feb 27 - Last day to vote an absentee ballot in person at the Office of 
March 1 ELECTION DAY -Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Sample Ballot-Republican Party Presidential Primary

Sample Ballot- Democratic Party Presidential Primary

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

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.

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  

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