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.

           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)
Deadline to file candidate paperwork to be on November 3rd ballot
        Tuesday, June 9, 2020 @ 7:00 pm
Absentee voting begins
        Friday, September 18, 2020
           Voters may submit requests for mailed absentee ballots up to 12-months prior to an election
Deadline to register or update registration          
        Tuesday, October 13, 2020 @ 5:00 pm (in-person) or 11:59 pm (online)
Office open 8:30 am – 4:30 pm for in-person absentee voting          
         Saturday, October 24, 2020 
Deadline to request a mailed absentee ballot      
         Tuesday, October 27, 2020 @ 5:00 pm
Deadline to vote in-person absentee                 
          Not available at this time
.         (Will be available late August/early September)
          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.
       Find your polling location at 


  • Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, voters are encouraged to vote absentee in the June 23, 2020 Republican Party Primary.  Use reason code “2A – my disability or illness” and list “COVID-19” as your supporting information.
  • 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.elections.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 REVISED for JAN 1-2020

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