Vote Absentee

If you will be absent from Roanoke County on Election Day or are physically unable to vote in person, you may apply for an absentee ballot. To qualify for an absentee ballot, you must have a qualifying reason and supporting information.

You can apply to vote absentee as early as one year before the election and you must apply for each election.

Obtain an Absentee Ballot

If you qualify to vote absentee, there are three ways to obtain an absentee ballot application:

  1. You can complete the application online through the Virginia Department of Elections.
  2. You can request an application from our office by calling 540-772-7500.
  3. You can complete an application in our office.

Absentee voting in person

The deadline for voting absentee in person is 5 p.m. on the Saturday preceding the election. Please bring your completed application to our office between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m, Monday through Friday, to vote in person.

Absentee voting by mail

The deadline for voting absentee by mail is seven days prior to the election. Please mail, fax or email your completed application to our office. Once processed, a ballot will be mailed to you.

Ballots that have been mailed must be returned by mail or personally brought into our office by the voter.

5204 Bernard Drive
Suite 300B
Roanoke, A 24018
Phone: 540-772-7500
Fax: 540-772-2115
Email the Election Office

Mailing Address
P.O. Box 20884
Roanoke, VA 24018-0089