Upcoming Election Information
A Democratic Primary has been called for the Senate of Virginia, District 23, and for the House of Delegates, Districts 19, 22, and 23.
A Republican Primary has been called for the Senate of Virginia, Districts 19 and 23, for the House of Delegates, Districts 19 and 23, and for the Bedford County offices of Commonwealth’s Attorney, Sheriff, Commissioner of Revenue, Treasurer, and Board of Supervisors, Districts 1, 5, 6, and 7.
The primaries will be held on June 11, 2019, for the purposes of nominating a candidate for the November 5, 2019, General Election. Should only one candidate qualify for the primary ballot in any office, no primary for that office will be held.
Director of Elections and General Registrar
321 N Bridge Street, Suite 200
Bedford, VA 24523
Virginia Department of Elections (SBE)
Washington Building, First Floor
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA 23219
- Military and overseas voters can find specific information on our Military and Overseas page.
- All absentee application forms can be found on our Voter Forms page.
- You can check to see if your absentee application was received, your ballot sent or received by going to our
Absentee Voting Information:
- Voters wishing to mail their absentee ballot have until 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, to request a ballot through the local voter registration office or the Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal at vote.virginia.gov. The local registrar must receive all applications by the deadline in order to mail absentee ballots to eligible recipients in time for the election. The Department of Elections encourages voters who are requesting absentee ballots sent by mail to apply well ahead of the Oct. 30 deadline, as the U.S. Postal Service advises that First Class delivery takes two to five days. Waiting until the deadline may not provide sufficient time for voters to receive their ballots and send them back on time. Applications for absentee ballots by mail received after the 5 p.m. Oct. 30 deadline cannot be accepted. All absentee ballots must be received by 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 6, in order to be counted.
- Absentee voters have until Nov. 3 to appear in-person at their local voter registration office to vote in-person absentee. The office is located in the Bedford Central Library building at 321 N Bridge Street in Bedford and will be open Saturday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. for individuals wishing to cast their absentee ballots in person.
- Voters also may visit the voter registration office during regular business hours through the Nov. 3 deadline to vote absentee in-person. Regular office hours are Monday-Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
- Absentee ballot application forms can be found online at elections.virginia.gov/absentee. These application forms may be submitted online, by e-mail, by fax or by mail. The Virginia Department of Elections is committed to providing absentee ballot access to all qualified voters. To see if you qualify to vote absentee, visit the Citizen Portal at vote.virginia.gov.
- Voters who wish to cast an absentee ballot in person must present acceptable photo identification. Voters who do not have an acceptable form of ID still may cast their ballot after completing the Virginia Voter Photo Identification Card Application and receiving a Temporary Identification Document from their voter registration office. More information on acceptable IDs is available online at www.elections.virginia.gov/voterid.
The phone number for the Bedford County Voter Registration Office is 540-586-7649.