General Voter Information

Department of Elections and Voter Registration: (540) 928-2120



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Redistricting Maps

Following the United States Census conducted in 2010, Botetourt County redistricted in 2011. The Botetourt County Board of Supervisors approved a plan to redraw the county's district lines to accommodate the population growth and shifts of the past ten years.

In 2015, the Board of Supervisors approved a precinct consolidation plan, decreasing the overall number of precincts in the County.

Precinct Map


Registering to Vote


Who may register to vote?

Registration and Voting Information for College Students


Search Voter Registration Status

How to Register

Obtain, complete and file a voter registration application form with the Department of Elections and Voter Registration or online.

You may apply to register to vote or change your voter registration name or address at any DMV office.

When to Register

See the Election Calendar

Where to Register

Register at the Botetourt County Department of Elections and Voter Registration or you can register to vote as a Botetourt resident at any other Voter Registration office in Virginia.

Name or Address Changes

To remain a qualified registered voter, the law requires you to notify your local voter registration office of any change in your name or address. This must be done before the registration books close for the next election. The deadline is 21 days prior to any general or primary election and 12 days before a special election. Check the calendar for the notification deadline for the election.

You can submit your notice of change of name and/or address by mail or by fax. In either case, to be valid, the notice must include your signature. Notice cannnot be given by telephone or email. After your change is processed, you will be mailed a new Voter Information Card. If your new card does not arrive in a few weeks, contact the Voter Registration Office to confirm that your notice was received.


Voters with Disabilities


If you need special accommodations at the polls on Election Day, mark the appropriate check box on the registration form and/or contact the Department of Elections and Voter Registration.




Only registered voters are allowed to vote.

How to Vote

Voter ID Requirement

Voter ID Video

Voting Absentee

Voting Information for College Students

Voters with Disabilities

When to Vote

General elections are held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. Elections for city and town offices, are held on the first Tuesday in May. Primary elections are held the Tuesday following the first Monday in June.

The polls open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m. If you are in line at 7:00 pm when the polls close, you may still vote.

Where to Vote

2015 Precinct Consolidation


Botetourt County Precincts and Polling Places rev 3/30/16

Find Your Polling Place

Voter Fraud

Tampering with voting machines is a Class 5 felony.


Absentee Voting


Who may vote absentee?

Absentee voting for Military Personnel, their families, and other Overseas Voters

How to Vote ABSENTEE

Apply for an Absentee ballot

Mail in: Complete the absentee ballot application. Sign and mail (P.O. Box 62, Fincastle, VA 24090) or fax (473-8657) the completed, signed application to your local general registrar's office. The Tuesday before election day is the last day on which mail-in absentee ballot applications can be received. Follow balloting instructions and return the ballot to the Registrar's Office; it must be received no later than 7:00 pm on Election Day.

Check Absentee Ballot Status

In Person: Visit the Voter Registration Office during regular office hours, or on the specially scheduled Saturdays (see Calendar). You will be asked to complete an absentee ballot application and show appropriate photo identification. After the staff has verified your voter registration record, they will direct you to a voting machine where you will vote a ballot exactly like the one in your polling place on Election Day.

When to Vote ABSENTEE

In person absentee voting is available at the Voter Registration Office 45 days prior to the November general election date.

For the convenience of registered voters who need to vote by absentee ballot, in addition to regular office hours of Monday through Friday 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, your local Voter Registration Office will be open from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm the one Saturday prior to the June primary election date, and two Saturdays prior to the November general election: see Calendar.

Where to Vote ABSENTEE

Department of Elections and Voter Registration


Work at the Polls


Work at the Polls Brochure and Application rev. 2/16

Serve as an Election Officer at the polls rev. 3/16

2016 Training Calendar (to be posted)

Students serve at the polls.



Did You Know...

Fpo Did You Know

Botetourt County (pronounced Bot-i-tot) was created in 1769. It was named after English colonial governor, Norborne Berkeley, Lord de Botetourt, who was regarded as "the best of Governors and best of men."