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)
 

 

UPCOMING ELECTIONS

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

 
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TUESDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2021
GENERAL ELECTION
     OFFICES ON BALLOT:  (see sample ballots below when available)
          STATE OFFICES:
            Governor (4-year term)
            Lieutenant Governor (4-year term)
            Attorney General  (4-year term)           
            House of Delegates – 17th District  (2-year term)
            House of Delegates – 19th District  (2-year term)
          LOCAL OFFICES:
            Board of Supervisors Member – Amsterdam District  (4-year term)
            Board of Supervisors Member – Buchanan District  (4-year term)
            School Board Member — Amsterdam District  (4-year term)
            School Board Member — Buchanan District  (4-year term)
            Town of Buchanan — Town Council Member (2 seats)  (2-year term)
            Town of Troutville —  Town Council Member (3 seats)  (2-year term)
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DEADLINES: 
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CANDIDATE FILINGS
Voters are strongly encouraged to review all requirements listed in the Candidate Bulletins for the respective office at Virginia Department of Elections website
*  Deadline for independent candidates to submit required paperwork — Tuesday, June 8, 2021 @ 7:00 pm to the General Registrar’s Office
      Location:  2 East Main Street, Fincastle  (Office open 8:30 am – 4:30 pm, Monday – Friday)
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In-Person Early Voting
Any qualified, registered voter may participate in early voting.  (aka: no-excuse absentee voting)
*  Begins Friday, September 17, 2021
*  Available Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
*  Location:  2 East Main Street, Fincastle
*  Available on Saturday, October 23, 2021, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
*  Available on Saturday, October 30,2021, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm  (last day for in-person early voting)
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Deadline to register or update registration          
*  Tuesday, October 12, 2021 @ 5:00 pm (in-person) or 11:59 pm (online); mailed registrations must be postmarked by Tuesday, October 12, 2021 and received within 5 calendar days of that date (per Code of Virginia §24.2-416.4(A))  NOTE:  Office will be closed on Monday, October 11, 2021 in observance of the Columbus Day holiday.
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*  Register or update registration at http://www.elections.virginia.gov
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Deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot      
*  Friday, October 22, 2021 @ 5:00 pm  (application must be received in office by this date/time)
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Deadline for In-Person Early Voting
*  Saturday, October 30, 2021 @ 5:00 pm              
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Drop Locations to return marked absentee ballot 
*  Department of Elections & Voter Registration Office – 2 E Main St, Fincastle
          Drop box slot is located in vestibule of office entrance
                   (video monitoring 24/7)
*  Department of Elections & Voter Registration Office – 2 E Main St, Fincastle
          Voter can return their own marked ballot during regular business hours

 *  All polling locations on Election Day

 
 
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NOTICES
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SAMPLE BALLOTS
 
Please note: Election officials within the Commonwealth of Virginia are by law not allowed to provide party designation for local candidates on the ballot (§ 24.2-613). The only candidates that may have a party designation on a ballot are those running for federal, statewide, or General Assembly offices.
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       Amsterdam District Voters Only
       Precincts: 101 – Daleville; 102 – Greenfield  
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       19th House of Delegates District
       Precincts:  201 – Blue Ridge, 202 – Rainbow Forest;
                      403 – Eagle Rock, 406 – Fincastle;
                      501 – Troutville (Non-Town), 502 – Cloverdale
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      Town of Buchanan Voters Only
        Precincts:  301 Town of Buchanan Voters Only
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      Buchanan District — Non-Town
       Precincts:  301 – Buchanan (Non-Town), 302 — Mill Creek 
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          17th House of Delegates District
          Precincts:  501 – Troutville (Non-Town), 502 – Cloverdale
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         Town of Troutville Voters Only
           Precincts:  501 Town of Troutville Voters Only
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ELECTION DAY INFORMATION
  All precincts will be open 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
  All voters must present valid identification before voting
                  *  Acceptable forms of identification can be found here:  https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/in-person-voting/
  Due to potential high turnout, voters are encouraged to allow extra time to participate in this election.
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Find your polling location at 
 
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NO EXCUSE ABSENTEE (Early) VOTING (In-Person or Vote By Mail)

As of July 1, 2020, Virginia voters are no longer required to provide a reason to vote absentee.  All qualified, registered voters are eligible to vote absentee either in-person at the Botetourt County Department of Elections & Voter Registration office or by mail.

  • Begins a minimum of 45 days prior to all elections
  • Applications can be submitted up to one-year prior to any election
  • Marked ballots must be postmarked by Election Day and received in the registrar’s office no later than 12:00 pm (noon) on the third day after the election (normally the Friday following the election).    
  • Marked ballots may be hand-delivered to registrar’s office during regular business hours and must be received no later than 7:00 pm on Election Day.
  • Marked ballots may also be hand-delivered to the voter’s polling location on Election Day before close of polls at 7:00 pm.
  • In-person No Excuse Absentee Voting at Dept of Elections & Voter Registration, 2 East Main Street, Fincastle during regular office hours
  • In-person No Excuse Absentee Voting two Saturdays prior to all elections during regular office hours 
  • Deadline for in-person No Excuse Absentee Voting is close of business Saturday prior to any election
  • Deadline for mailed absentee applications is close of business 11 days prior to any election
    • Voters are encouraged to submit their application for a mailed ballot as early as possible to allow ample time for processing and mailing through USPS.  Normal mailing time is 3 to 7 days to and from our office.  
  • Applications can be submitted online at www.elections.virginia.gov  or via mail/email/fax using this form Vote By Mail Application
  • Military and overseas voters are eligible to have ballot emailed (complete FPCA form  https://www.fvap.gov/uploads/FVAP/Forms/fpca2013.pdf)

 

BOTETOURT COUNTY VOTER’S GUIDE

Voter Guide REVISED for JAN 1-2021

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