Covid-19 Situation Requires Roanoke County In-Person Polling Changes For June 23 Primary
Due to COVID-19, Roanoke County is unable to open or adequately and safely staff all of our 33 regular polling locations for the upcoming June 23rd Republican Primary Election. As a result, the June 23rd Election will take place in five SUPER-PRECINCTS located in each of the County’s five magisterial districts. This change is TEMPORARY, has been approved by the Virginia Department of Elections, and is only anticipated to be in effect for the June 23rd Election.
Registered voters who want to participate in the June 23rd Republican Primary Election must either vote absentee OR in person at their magisterial district’s TEMPORARY SUPER-PRECINCT, which are as follows:
Catawba Magisterial District
GLENVAR MIDDLE SCHOOL
4555 Malus Drive
Hollins Magisterial District
MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL
5901 Plantation Circle
Windsor Hills Magisterial District
HIDDEN VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL
4902 Hidden Valley School Road
Vinton Magisterial District
WILIAM BYRD HIGH SCHOOL
2902 Washington Avenue
Cave Spring Magisterial District
HIDDEN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL
5000 Titan Trail
All registered voters in Roanoke County will receive a postcard informing them of their regular precinct/magisterial district assignment and their TEMPORARY SUPER-PRECINCT assignment. The Roanoke County Electoral Board urges voters to bring these cards with them to their TEMPORARY SUPER-PRECINCT on Election Day to ensure that they go to the correct polling location and simplify the check-in process. All five SUPER-PRECINCTS will be open from 6 AM to 7 PM on June 23rd.
Registered voters who do not want to vote in-person on June 23rd are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to vote absentee! There are two ways to vote absentee before Election Day:
1) VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL - Voters must submit a completed Virginia Absentee Ballot Application before the County Department of Elections can mail them a ballot. To submit an online request for an absentee ballot, please visit https://elections.virginia.gov/voterinformation and use “My disability or illness”/Reason Code 2A for your request.
To request an absentee ballot application be mailed or emailed to you, please contact the Roanoke County Department of Elections at (540) 772-7500 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The deadline for the County Department of Elections to receive any mailed or emailed Virginia Absentee Ballot Applications is 5 PM on Tuesday, June 16th.
2) VOTE ABSENTEE IN PERSON Absentee in-person voting is available from 8 AM to 4 PM Monday through Friday via curbside service at the Roanoke County Department of Elections’ new office located at 900 Chestnut St. in Vinton. Voters will receive a Virginia Absentee Ballot Application to complete and will receive a ballot to vote from the safety of their car once approved. Voters interested in curbside service should call the office at (540) 772-7500 prior to coming and upon arrival. Elections staff will bring the necessary materials out to you in your car. The County Department of Elections will offer curbside absentee in-person voting service Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM through June 19th and on Saturday, June 20th from 8 AM to 4 PM.
REMINDER: Roanoke County Registrar’s office is now located at 900 Chestnut St. in Vinton. It is no longer at the Roanoke County Administration Building.
If you have any questions, please call Roanoke County’s Director of Elections Anna Cloeter at (540) 772-7500 or Ken Srpan, Chairman of the Roanoke County Electoral Board, at (540) 797-7358.