Office of Elections and Voter Registration

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General Registrar Penny Limburg hands a citizen a voter registration form through the window inside City Hall.
Need to register to vote or update your registration? Download and print out a Virginia Voter Registration Application or apply online via the citizen's portal at elections.virginia.gov. You may also obtain an application at the Office of Elections and Voter Registration, the DMV, and other Virginia state agencies.

About Us


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. Learn more.

2021 Elections


​November 2, 2021 General Election

Offices of the Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates-5th District, and Constitutional Offices of the Commonwealth's Attorney, Sheriff, Commissioner of Revenue and Treasurer

Early Voting

- Early voting for the November 2, 2021 General Election is September 17, 2021 through October 30, 2021 weekdays excluding Indigenous Peoples Day Holiday in the Office of Elections and Voter Registration located in City Hall.  The office is open 8am to 5 pm weekdays and the two Saturdays preceding Election Day from 8am to 5pm.

​Identification - 

Virginia law requires all voters to provide an 
acceptable form of ID when voting in person. Voters arriving at the polls without an acceptable form of ID will be required to either sign an ID Confirmation Statement or vote a provisional ballot.

September 17: 

Start of early voting at the elections office at City Hall and absentee voting by mail.  Vote inside at the elections office or via the drive-thru window located on the Scott Street side of the building weekdays from 8am to 5 pm and the two Saturdays prior to Election Day.

October 11:   

Closed for Indigenous Peoples Day Holiday

​October 12:   

Deadline to register to vote for November election


October 22:   

Deadline to submit application to receive an absentee ballot by mail.

October 23:   

Open

 

Saturday for early voting at elections office at City Hall from 8:00am to 5:00pm.

October 30: 

  Open Saturday for early voting at elections office at City Hall from 8:00am to 5:00pm

October 30

:   Deadline to vote early in person by 5:00pm at City Hall.

November 2:

 Election Day. Polls are open from 6:00am until 7:00pm.

November 2: 

Deadline to postmark or hand-deliver an absentee ballot to City Hall or a precinct drop-box by 7:00pm.

November 3

: Canvass of votes begins at 10:00am at City Hall

Ballot drop boxes will be available during normal business hours at the Office of Elections and Voter Registration.  A drop slot is available at the drive-thru window for after hours.

See full calendar.

Notice Regarding Voter Address Changes/Updates


Precinct Changes Due to GIS Coding

Due to the accuracy of GIS Coding, some voters were identified as being assigned to an incorrect voting precinct. If you live at one of the addresses listed on the attached document, you have been reassigned to the correct precinct. You should receive an additional notice on brightly colored paper to alert you to the change.  Please contact the office at 276-645-7318 or vote@bristolva.org if you have questions.


Notices:


ABSENT UNIFORMED-SERVICE AND OVERSEAS CITIZEN VOTERS:
100 Day Notice for Primary Election to be held November 2, 2021.

FIRST-TIME VOTING ABSENTEE BY MAIL IN A FEDERAL ELECTION:
If you registered by mail and this is your first time voting in a federal election, you may be required to enclose a specific form of ID upon return of your ballot.  Find a list of acceptable ID at the Department of Elections website.

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Bristol Virginia Office of Elections and Voter Registration

City Hall, 300 Lee Street, Bristol, VA 24201 • Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am-5:00pm
Visit us inside City Hall or at our drive-thru (located on the Scott Street side of the building)
Phone: 276-645-7318 • Fax: 276-645-7331 • Email: vote@bristolva.org • Facebook • Twitter