Election Information

Botetourt County
Department of Elections & Voter Registration     
(540) 928-2120 office  (540) 473-8657 fax        
2 East Main Street, Fincastle     PO Box 62, Fincastle 24090
Office hours:  Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (closed state holidays)



 Voters wishing to become a candidate should visit Virginia Department of Elections website for appropriate candidate bulletins, forms and deadlines.

Tuesday, November 5, 2019 
General & Special Elections                      
Offices to be on the ballot: 
          State Senator for 23rd District
          House of Delegates — 17th District
                 House of Delegates — 19th District
          Board of Supervisors for Blue Ridge, Fincastle, Valley Districts
          School Board for Blue Ridge, Fincastle, Valley Districts
          Commissioner of Revenue
          Commonwealth’s Attorney
          Soil & Water Directors (2 seats)
                TOWN OFFICES (for Town voters only)
          Town of Buchanan Town Council (2 seats)  
          Town of Fincastle Town Council (2 seats unexpired terms)
          Town of Troutville Town Council (3 seats) 
  Tuesday, October 15, 2019 — Register to vote or Update registration
  Friday, September 20, 2019 — In-Person Absentee Voting begins
    Tuesday, October 29, 2019 — Last day to apply for mailed absentee ballot 
   Saturday, November 2, 2019 — Final day of In-Person Absentee Voting
Sample Ballots:
   Amsterdam District  SAMPLE BALLOT 19HOD Amsterdam
  Blue Ridge District  SAMPLE_BALLOT_Blue Ridge
    Buchanan District (except Town of Buchanan)  SAMPLE BALLOT 19HOD Buchanan
  Town of Buchanan    SAMPLE_BALLOT_Town of Buchanan
  Fincastle District  (Not Town of Fincastle)   SAMPLE_BALLOT_Fincastle
    Town of Fincastle  SAMPLE_BALLOT_Town of Fincastle
    Valley (19th House of Delegates)   SAMPLE_BALLOT_19HOD Valley
    Valley (17th House of Delegates)    SAMPLE_BALLOT_17HOD Valley  
    Town of Troutville    SAMPLE_BALLOT_Town of Troutville


  • Begins a minimum of 45 days prior to all elections
  • Voters who meet the criteria (see list of reasons on page 2 of application below) are eligible to vote absentee
  • Applications can be submitted up to one-year prior to any election
  • Mailed ballots must be received in Dept of Elections no later than 7 pm on election day
  • In-person Absentee Voting at Dept of Elections & Voter Registration, 2 East Main Street, Fincastle during regular office hours
  • In-person Absentee Voting two Saturdays prior to General Elections and one Saturday prior to Primary Elections 
  • Deadline for in-person absentee voting is close of business Saturday prior to any election
  • Deadline for mailed absentee applications is close of business Tuesday prior to any election
    • Voters are encouraged to request mailed ballots as early as possible to allow ample time for processing and mailing through USPS.  Normal mailing time is 3 to 7 days.  
  • Applications can be submitted online at www.vote.virginia.gov  or via mail/email/fax using this form Absentee Ballot Application Form
  • Military and overseas voters are eligible to have ballot emailed (complete FPCA form  https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca2013.pdf)



Voter Guide as of January 1, 2019 

This guide lists names and contact information of current office holders for all federal, state and local offices.