Upcoming Elections

Tuesday, June 8, 2021 Democratic Party Primary

Roanoke County will hold a Democratic Party Primary to select candidates for the following offices: 

  • Governor - D (4-year term)
  • Lieutenant Governor - D (4-year term)
  • Attorney General - D (4-year term)           

Please note that Roanoke County will NOT have a Republican Party Primary on that date, as both the Virginia and Roanoke County Republican Parties opted to select their candidates through a Party-run process.  For information on participating in the Republicans’ statewide convention or the County Party’s canvasses for local office, please contact those entities directly.  

Virginia does not register voters by party affiliation and conducts open party primary elections.  As a result, all registered voters are eligible to participate in the Democratic Party Primary on June 8.  

Deadline to Register or Update Registration

  • In-person: completed applications must be delivered to our office in Vinton no later than Monday, May 17, 2021, at 5:00 PM.
  • Online: completed applications must be submitted via email to elections@roanokecountyva.gov or online via https://vote.elections.virginia.gov by 11:59 PM.
  • By mail: completed applications must be postmarked on or before Monday, May 17, and received within 5 calendar days of that date (per Code of Virginia §24.2-416.4(A)).

Absentee In-Person Voting

Any registered voter may participate in early voting.  Curbside service is available to voters 65 years of age and older or with a disability or illness during all office hours.

  • At Roanoke County Dept. of Elections (900 Chestnut St. Vinton, VA 24179)
    1. Begins Friday, April 23.
    2. Available Monday, April 26 through Friday, June 4 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    3. Special Saturday Hours:
      • May 29 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
      • June 5 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last day for absentee in-person voting).
  • At Brambleton Center Elections Satellite Office (3738 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24018)
    1. Begins Tuesday, June 1.
    2. Available Tuesday, June 1 through Friday, June 4 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
    3. Saturday, June 5 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM (last day for in-person early voting).
  • Roanoke County Elections will be CLOSED on Monday, May 31 in observance of Memorial Day.
  • Deadline to vote Absentee In-Person: Saturday, June 5 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.

Absentee by Mail Voting

If you have already requested an absentee ballot by mail, please bring your mail-in absentee ballot with you to be voided should you decide that you would rather vote early in person instead.  

  • You may request an absentee ballot by submitting a completed Virginia Vote By Mail Application by mail or in person at our office in Vinton or online via https://vote.elections.virginia.gov.
  • First day of absentee ballot mailing: Friday, April 23.
  • Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail: completed applications must be received by Friday, May 28, at 5:00 PM, regardless of application submission method.
  • Voted Ballot Return:
    1. In Person:
      • At Roanoke County Dept. of Elections(900 Chestnut St. Vinton, VA 24179) from 
        • Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
        • Saturday, May 29 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
        • Saturday, June 5 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
        • On Election Day from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM. 
      • At Brambleton Center Elections Satellite Office (3738 Brambleton Avenue, Roanoke, VA 24018)
        • Tuesday, June 1 through Friday, June 4 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM.
        • Saturday, June 5 from 9:00 AM to 5:00 PM.
      • Voted Ballot Drop Bags will be available during these locations’ operating hours.
    2. By Mail: Your ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day, June 8th, and received by our office no later than 12 NOON on the Friday following Election Day in order to be counted.
    3. On Election Day:
      • At ANY Roanoke County polling place open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM on June 8 – ask for the Voted Ballot Drop Bag.
      • To the Roanoke County Dept. of Elections (900 Chestnut St. Vinton, VA 24179) from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM.

SAMPLE BALLOTS

Sample ballots will be posted when available and uploaded to https://voterview.roanokecountyva.gov/VoterView/ as well (please search for the address at which you are registered to vote to look up your sample ballot, confirm your polling place, and look up your elected officials). 

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 Roanoke 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
  • Marked ballots may be hand-delivered to the 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 the polls close at 7:00 PM.
  • In-person No Excuse Absentee Voting at Roanoke County's Department of Elections at 900 Chestnut in Vinton 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.