Vote Absentee By Mail
We begin mailing absentee ballots out to voters with valid requests on file 45 days prior to Election Day. We stop mailing absentee ballots out to voters 10 days prior to Election Day; our last batch of absentee ballots goes out by 5:00 PM on the 11th day before Election Day.
Apply to Vote by Mail
Drop Off Your Marked Absentee Ballot In Person
Ballots may be returned in person at our office in Vinton or our satellite office at the Brambleton Center during the dates and times listed under the Early In Person Voting section.
Mail Your Marked Absentee Ballot
Your ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by our office no later than 12:00 noon on the Friday following Election Day in order to be counted. Mail marked ballots to the Roanoke County Dept. of Elections at either of the following addresses:
900 Chestnut Street P.O. Box 20884
Vinton, VA 24179 Roanoke, VA 24018
Return Your Marked Ballot on Election Day
Return your marked ballot at ANY Roanoke County polling place open from 6:00 AM to 7:00 PM or at the Roanoke County Dept. of Elections (900 Chestnut St. Vinton, VA 24179) between 6:00 AM and 7:00 PM – just ask for the Voted Ballot Drop Bag.
Additional Information About Voting Absentee by Mail
If voting absentee by mail, please bear in mind that our Ballot Tracker tool is ONLY capable of tracking ballots mailed out and returned via the U.S. Postal Service. Ballot Tracker will not display accurate information about the movement of ballots sent or returned through any other means (e.g., personal delivery to our office, in a ballot drop-bag, at the polls on Election Day, etc.) or other carriers (e.g., FedEx, UPS, etc.).