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Know your options.


We are here to help you request an absentee ballot, learn about early voting options, or locate your polling place. Questions? Call 276-645-7318.

Absentee and early voting give you options for casting your ballot other than the in-person option on Election Day. Virginia has made changes in 2020 that may make it easier to vote. You no longer need an excuse to vote early in person or absentee by mail!

Three Ways to Vote

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Absentee Voting by Mail

4/23/2021- 6/5/2021
You no longer need an excuse to vote absentee! A ballot is mailed to you after you fill out an application (request). You return your ballot by mail or hand deliver it to City Hall (inside or via drive-thru window) during normal business hours.

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Early Voting in Person

4/23/2021 - 6/5/2021
You no longer need an excuse to vote early! You do not need to apply; just visit City Hall during business hours or on the two Saturdays before the election. Please follow COVID-19 precautionary measures and make sure to bring ID.

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Voting in Person on Election Day

6/8/2021
If you vote on Election Day, you cast your ballot at your assigned polling place (Bristol, VA has four precincts) from 6am-7pm on 11/3/2020. Please follow COVID-19 precautionary measures and make sure to bring ID. 

Important June 8, 2021 Democratic Primary Deadlines


April 23: 

Start of early voting at the elections office at City Hall and absentee voting by mail.

May 17:  

Deadline to register to vote for primary


May 28:  

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

May 31:  Closed for Memorial Day Holiday

May 29 & June 5: 

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

June 5:

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

June 8:

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

June 8: 

Deadline to postmark or hand-deliver absentee ballots to City Hall by 7:00pm.




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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