Bristol Virginia Elections and Voter Registration


The Bristol Virginia Office of Elections and Voter Registration is committed to informing, educating, and encouraging citizens to register and to vote in local, state, and national elections.

Be Ready to Vote! Register online if you currently have a Virginia driver's license or Virginia
identification card, otherwise, you will have the option to print out your completed voter registration application.  Mail the application to your local registrar or to the Virginia Department of Elections.  

View your registration status and make updates to your voter record if your information has changed.  Contact the office of Bristol Virginia Elections and Voter Registration if you have questions about your eligibility.

2020 Election Schedule

March 3, 2020

Democratic Presidential Primary

May 5, 2020      

General Election - City Council and School Board

                                 Military and Overseas Voter Notice of May 5, 2020 Election

June 9, 2020 

  Primary, if held - U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate

Nov. 3, 2020

    General Election

March 3, 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary

The deadline to register to vote in order to participate in the Democratic Presidential Primary
is February 10, 2020 by close of business. Applications postmarked by February 10, 2020 will
also be accepted as long as the application is complete. 

Virginia is an open primary state so anyone eligible to vote may vote in the Democratic Presidential Primary.

​Absentee Voting for Democratic Presidential Primary

You may be eligible to cast an absentee ballot if you are unable to go to the polls on Election Day.  Virginia requires that you meet one of twenty qualifying reasons to vote an absentee ballot.
See a list of reasons at  
Ways to vote absentee:
1.  Vote in person at your local elections office weekdays from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
     (except for observed holidays)  A photo ID is required when voting in person.
2.  Request a ballot be mailed to you.  Apply online at or contact
     your local office for an application.

​Deadlines for absentee voting:

 February 25 - The deadline to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you.  You may                                          fax, email or send your application to the elections office.  Applications
                        must be received by 5:00 p.m. 
 February 29 - The deadline to vote an absentee ballot in person.  The office will be open
                        this Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.


The polls will open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.  A photo ID is required when voting
on Election Day.  

Military and Overseas Voters
Notice of Democratic Presidential Primary Election March 3, 2020

SAMPLE BALLOT March 3, 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary Election

Restoration of Voting Rights Information





Photo ID 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
                                           Virginia DMV-issued photo ID
                                           Federal government-issued photo ID
                                           Virginia government-issued photo ID 
                                           Student ID from a Virginia Institution
                                           United States Passport
                                           Employee photo ID
                                           Virginia Voter Photo ID (Obtained from the registrar)
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. until 5:00 p.m.
For more information on registering to vote,elections, or becoming a candidate visit the Virginia Department of Elections.

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 identification card
Voter Registration Application Printable version