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.

Public Service Announcement Regarding COVID-19 (Corona Virus) and Absentee Voting for the May 5, 2020 General Election                               


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we encourage all Bristol Voters to Vote from Home by 
absentee ballot.  Here are your options for obtaining an application or making your request:

  • If you have a Virginia issued DMV I.D., complete an absentee application online.
    Visit  Follow the prompts for requesting an absentee ballot.  Here is a video for applying online. Home2Vote.  Please note the instructions regarding social distancing for your selections when choosing an absentee option and absentee reason.


  • Or print, complete and sign a paper absentee application.  Return by fax at 276-645-7331, or by email:, or mail to: Office of Elections and Voter Registration,
    300 Lee Street, Bristol, VA  24201.  You are required to ensure the completed
    application reaches this office.
  • Or call and request an application be mailed to you at 276-645-7318.  Applications may
    also be obtained from the clear sleeve folder mounted outside of our office to the left of the drive thru window on the Scott Street side of the building or printed from link below.
  • For now, the drive thru window is still open but this option could change with limited notice.  
All applications must be signed and dated.  Review your application carefully before submitting to this office.  

The last day to request a ballot be mailed to you is APRIL 28, 2020.

The last day to register to vote if you plan to vote in May General Election is April 13, 2020.

We urge you to follow us on Facebook at Bristol VA Elections and Voter Registration or 
Twitter @BristolVAVotes for up to the minute changes as they happen.

2020 Election Schedule

May 5, 2020      

General Election - City Council and School Board
                            Scroll down to see a Sample Ballot 
                               Military and Overseas Voter Notice of May 5, 2020 Election

June 9, 2020 

    Primary, if held - U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate
                            Military and Overseas Voter Notice of June 9, 2020 Primary Election
                            Order Calling June Primary

Nov. 3, 2020

    General Election

May 5, 2020 General Election

The deadline to register to vote in order to participate in the May 5, 2020 General Election is    April 13, 2020, by close of business. Applications postmarked by April 13, 2020 will
be accepted as long as the application is complete. You do not need to register again if you
are already registered in Bristol, Virginia and your information is up to date.

​Deadlines for absentee voting:

 April 28 - This is the last day to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you.  You may                                 fax, email your application as an attachment, or send it by postal mail to the
                 elections office.  Applications must be received by 5:00 p.m. on April 28.
   May 2 - This is the last day to vote an absentee ballot in person at City Hall.  The office
                 will be open on this Saturday from 8 a.m. until 5 p.m.  A photo ID is required.


The polls will open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. on MAY 5, 2020.  A photo ID is required when voting on Election Day.  

May 5, 2020 General Election

Sample Ballot May 5, 2020

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.

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