Voting Options

Vote Early In-Person or Drop Off Your Voted Absentee Ballot at the Following Locations During These Dates and Times

1.    Vote Absentee by Mail.

  • Submit your request to Vote Absentee online at, via email to, or by regular mail to P.O. Box 20884 Roanoke, VA 24018, or delivery to the Elections Dept. at 900 Chestnut St. Vinton, VA 24179.  
  • Call the Office of Elections at 540-772-7500 or email to request an application. We will begin mailing ballots on Friday, September 18, 2020.  The deadline to submit your request is 5:00 PM on Friday, October 23, 2020. 
  • Voters must return their marked ballots via US Postal Service, a commercial mail carrier, or deliver in-person to the Elections Dept. at 900 Chestnut St. in Vinton. Only the voter who requested the ballot may return it in person.  
  • If you request an absentee ballot by mail and decide to vote early in person or in-person on Election Day instead, you should bring your ballot with you; otherwise, you will need to vote provisionally.
  • Ballots voted by mail must be postmarked on or before November 3, 2020 and received no later than 12 NOON on November 5, 2020.

2.    Vote Early In-Person.

  • ELECTIONS OFFICE: Vote early at the Office of Elections, 900 Chestnut St. in Vinton, from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM, Monday through Friday, from September 18 to October 30. The office will also be open from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM on Saturday, October 24 and Saturday, October 31, 2020. If you have requested your absentee ballot by mail and decided that you would rather vote early / absentee in-person instead, please remember to bring your unused mail-in ballot with you.
  • SATELLITE ELECTION OFFICE IN SOUTHWEST COUNTY: The Brambleton Center, located at 3738 Brambleton Avenue, will open as a satellite location for the Department of Elections. Voters can vote early in person or drop off their completed absentee ballots. This location will be open from 8 a.m.–5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, October 19 – October 31 only.
  • ADDITIONAL BALLOT DROP OFF LOCATIONS: Two ballot drop-off only locations will be available for voters to bring their completed mail-in absentee ballots from 10 a.m. –5 p.m., Monday through Friday, October 19 – October 30 only. 
    • Hollins Library located at 6624 Peters Creek Rd, Roanoke
    • Parks & Recreation Administrative Offices located at 1206 Kessler Mill Rd, Salem

3.    Vote In-Person at your Voting Precinct on Election Day.

  • We hope to use as many of our regular polling places on Election Day as possible.
  • Should COVID-19 render a building inaccessible, voters will receive prompt notification of the name and address of their temporary polling location.
  • ELECTION DAY DROP OFF POINTS: Voters will also be allowed to drop off your completed mail-in absentee ballots at ANY Roanoke County polling location on Election Day.  You may visit to find the polling place closest to you.