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Voting on Election Day
When do elections take place?

Each year general elections are held on the Tuesday following the first Monday in November. Town of Vinton elections are held every two years on the first Tuesday in May.  If a primary election is called, it is held on the second Tuesday in June.

When do the polls open?

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

What is a primary election?

A primary is an election in which a candidate is chosen to represent a political party for a particular office in a general election. The Democratic and Republican parties may nominate their candidates by either a primary election, by convention, or by mass meeting.

Can anyone vote in a primary election?

If you are a registered voter, you may vote in any primary. However, if a primary is held for both parties in the same election district, you may vote in only one party's primary.

What if I move within the 21 days the books are closed?

You are eligible to return to your precinct and vote. At that time you must change your address and/or name to be eligible to vote in future elections. If you move out of state, you will be allowed to vote only in federal elections for President and Vice-President.

How do I use the electronic voting machines?

Download an Adobe Acrobat example on how to use the electronic voting machines.


Can I vote from the curbside?

Any voter age 65 or older or physically disabled may vote from the curbside. They may request to vote from their vehicle and a voting machine which will be brought to them by an officer of election. They will vote in the presence of the officer of election, but are given sufficient privacy.  After the voter casts their vote, they return the machine to the officer of election, who will then return it to the polling place.