Roanoke County’s next elections will be on Tuesday, November 7, 2023.
To view a preliminary list of candidates, please visit the Virginia Department of Elections 2023 General Assembly Candidates and 2023 Local Office Candidates. Download a consolidated list of these candidates and their contact information and see a list of the voting districts and polling places assigned to each of Roanoke County's 33 precincts.
Deadline to Register or Update Voter Registration – Monday, October 16, 2023
- In-person: Completed Voter Registration Applications must be delivered to our office in Vinton no later than 5:00 PM on the 22nd day prior to the election in which you wish to participate.
- Online: Completed Voter Registration Applications must be submitted via email to firstname.lastname@example.org or online via the Virginia Department of Elections’ Voter Information Portal by 11:59 PM on the 22nd day prior to the election.
- By Mail: Completed Voter Registration Applications must be postmarked at least 22 days prior to the election in which you wish to participate and received within 5 calendar days of that date (per Code of Virginia §24.2-416, 416.4(A)).
Absentee Voting Options
For more information on ways you can cast your ballot (absentee in-person, absentee by mail, absentee ballot drop off on Election Day) and relevant dates/deadlines, please visit our Absentee & Early Voting Page.
Polling Places for Election Day
Due to the completion of decennial redistricting, your polling place may have changed! Confirm or find your polling place by visiting Roanoke County’s Voter View Application and entering the residential address at which you are currently registered to vote in the search bar. A chart containing information for each voting precinct in Roanoke County and a map of the County's revised precinct boundaries (effective upon approval of Roanoke County's Local Redistricting Plan by the Virginia Attorney General's Office, granted July 20, 2022) are available under the Documents & Forms page on our website.
DUE TO CANDIDATE FILING AND QUALIFICATION DEADLINES AND VIRGINIA'S BALLOT REVIEW PROCESS, SAMPLE BALLOTS CANNOT BE MADE AVAILABLE UNTIL APPROXIMATELY TWO WEEKS PRIOR TO THE START OF EARLY VOTING, WHICH BEGINS 45 DAYS PRIOR TO ELECTION DAY. WE WILL POST SAMPLE BALLOTS AS SOON AS POSSIBLE AFTER OUR BALLOTS ARE APPROVED BY THE VIRGINIA DEPARTMENT OF ELECTIONS.
- If you know your assigned voting precinct or Election Day polling place, you will be able to access your official sample ballot here.
- If you do not know your assigned voting precinct or Election Day polling place, please use a desktop browser to view Roanoke County’s Voter View Application; to find your sample ballot, please enter the residential address at which you are registered to vote in the search bar and press 'Enter'. This will allow you to view your sample ballot, confirm your polling place for Election Day, and access directions to your polling place from your home address.
For a comprehensive prospective list of future elections, please view our prospective Schedule of Elections - 2020 to 2033. This list does not include any special elections that may be deemed necessary or guarantee that we will have dual party primaries for both parties on the specified primary date(s).
In 2024, our election schedule will likely be as follows:
March 5, 2024 - Presidential Primary
(Early Voting will start and we will begin mailing absentee ballots on Friday, January 19)
June 18, 2024 - Presidential Run-Offs and/or Local Primary Elections
(Early Voting will start and we will begin mailing absentee ballots on Friday, May 3)
November 5, 2024 - Presidential, Congressional, and Town of Vinton Elections
(Early Voting will start and we will begin mailing absentee ballots on Friday, September 20)