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.

     OFFICES ON BALLOT:  (see sample ballots below)
           President/Vice President
           US Senate 
           US House of Representatives
           Town of Buchanan
                 Town Council Member (2 seats)
           Town of Fincastle
                 Town Council Member (3 seats)
           Town of Troutville
                  Town Council Member (3 seats)
In-Person Early Voting
High turnout is expected.  Plan to allow extra time to participate.
*  Begins Friday, September 18, 2020
*  Available Monday – Friday, 8:30 am – 4:30 pm
*  Location:  2 East Main Street, Fincastle
*  Available on Saturday, October 24, 2020, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm
*  Available on Saturday, October 31,2020, 8:30 am – 5:00 pm  (deadline)
Deadline to register or update registration          
UPDATED DEADLINE:  Thursday, October 15, 2020 @ 5:00 pm (in-person) or 11:59 pm (online); mailed registrations must be postmarked by Thursday, October 15, 2020 and received within 5 calendar days (Tuesday, October 20, 2020 per Code of Virginia §24.2-416.4(A))
*  Register or check registration at http://www.elections.virginia.gov
Deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot      
*  Friday, October 23, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Deadline for In-Person Early Voting
*  Saturday, October 31, 2020 @ 5:00 pm              
  All precincts will be open 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
  All voters must present valid identification before voting
  Due to potential high turnout, voters are encouraged to allow extra time to participate in this election.
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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)



Voter Guide REVISED for JAN 1-2020

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