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 Virginia Department of Elections website for appropriate candidate bulletins, forms and deadlines.

 
 
TUESDAY, MARCH 3, 2020
DEMOCRATIC PARTY PRESIDENTIAL PRIMARY
This will be for the Democratic Party to determine candidates for November 3, 2020 General Election for the offices of President/Vice President.
 
Virginia does NOT register voters by party so all voters who are qualified may vote in the March 3, 2020 Democratic Party Presidential Primary.
 
Deadlines:
Thursday, January 16, 2020
          Absentee voting begins
Monday, February 10, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
          Deadline to register or update registration
Tuesday, February 25, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
          Deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot
Saturday, February 29, 2020 @ 4:30 pm
          Deadline to vote in-person absentee
 
SAMPLE BALLOTS
          Not available at this time
 
ELECTION DAY INFORMATION
          All precincts will be open 6:00 am to 7:00 pm
          All voters must present a valid photo identification before voting
       Find your polling location at https://www.elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal/
 
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ABSENTEE VOTING

  • 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
  • Only voter who was issued the absentee ballot may hand-deliver marked ballot to Department of Elections
  • 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)

 

BOTETOURT COUNTY VOTER’S GUIDE

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.