Upcoming Election Information
Temporary Relocation of Polling Places:
Bedford County has two polling places in sites with full time rescue staff that are being temporarily relocated due to the COVID-19 virus. Voters at Stewartsville Rescue Squad have been temporarily relocated to vote at Bardhardt Baptist Church at 1033 Brittle Street, Goodview, VA. Voters at Goode Rescue Squad have been temporarily relocated to vote at Oakland United Methodist Church at 2465 Goode Station Road, Goode, VA. This relocation is for the June 23 Primary Election only. Both of these should return to their regular voting location for the November General Election.
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
NEW Absentee Voting Information:
If you know that you will be away from your voting precinct on election day or you are physically unable to vote in person, you may apply for an absentee ballot. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, any registered voter may request to vote by absentee ballot using reason code 2A.
Important Information Regarding the Tuesday June 23, 2020 Primary:
Absentee Voting for the Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Primary Begins Saturday, May 9, 2020
- Deadline to Apply for Mailed Absentee Applications is Tuesday, June 16, 2020
- (The Governor has amended his Executive Order 56 regarding the last day to register to vote)
Absentee voting for the Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Primary begins statewide on Saturday, May 9, 2020 Qualified Virginia voters may vote absentee in-person at their local voter registration office during normal office hours or by mail.
To vote absentee, registered voters must meet one of 20 eligibility requirements listed on the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application. Voters can request an absentee ballot online at elections.virginia.gov/absentee.
Important dates to remember if voting in the Tuesday, June 23, 2020 Primary Election:
The deadline to register to vote for the Primary Election is Tuesday, May 26, 2020.
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, June 16, 2020.
In-person absentee voting is available in Bedford County Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and on Saturday, June 20, 2020.
The deadline to vote absentee in-person is 5 p.m. on Saturday, June 20, 2020..
The deadline for the voter registration office to receive absentee ballots is 7 p.m. on: Election Day, Tuesday, June 23, 2020.
If requesting an absentee ballot by mail, the Department of Elections advises applying as early as possible to account for any potential delays in mail delivery. The Governor is encouraging voters to use the absentee voting process to vote from home due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Virginia law requires voters to present an acceptable photo ID when voting in-person. For a list of acceptable forms of photo identification, or to find out how to obtain a free Virginia Voter Photo ID Card, please visit elections.virginia.gov/voterid