2020 Election Information

Roanoke City’s next election will be the Republican primary for U.S. Senate on June 23, 2020. Please note there will be no Democratic primary election on June 23, 2020.

Any voter who desires to vote in the Republican Primary Election is strongly encouraged to apply for an absentee ballot and vote by mail.  Completed absentee ballot applications must be received by Tuesday, June 16 at 5 pm.  Voters can apply for an absentee ballot online at https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation

Although municipal offices are currently closed to the public, paper applications are available outside the front door of the Voter Registration and Elections office located at 317 Kimball Avenue between 8 am and 5 pm.  There is also a box there for completed applications.  Voters may choose reason "2A My disability or illness" for absentee voting in the June 2020 election due to COVID-19.  Voters who choose the absentee option should do so as soon as possible so they can get their ballots in time to return them by mail by Election Day, June 23.  Ballots returned in person can only be accepted from the voter to whom the ballot was issued.

Voter questions can be directed to registrar@roanokeva.gov or to 540.853.2281.

  1. March 3, 2020
  2. June 23, 2020
  3. November 3, 2020

Deadlines for March 3, 2020 Election

Date Deadline/Event Time
Friday, 
January 17, 2020
In-person absentee Voting at the Office of Voter Registration and Elections begins and
continues Monday through Friday.
§ 24.2-612

8 am - 5 pm
Monday, 
February 10, 2020
Deadline: Last day to register to vote in the March 3, 2020 Primary Election.
Online registration deadline is 11:59 pm
§ 24.2-416, 24.2-419, & 24.2-420.1

5 pm
Tuesday, 
February 25, 2020
Deadline: Last day to apply via online, fax, or mail for an Absentee Ballot to be mailed.
§ 24.2-701

5 pm
Saturday, 
February 29, 2020
Office of Voter Registration and Elections open for in-person absentee voting.

Deadline: Last day to apply in person for an absentee ballot. Application must be completed at the 
Office of Voter Registration and Elections.
§ 24.2-703.2

8 am - 5 pm
Tuesday, 
March 3, 2020
Election Day voting hours .
Deadline to return absentee ballots is 7 pm. Ballots returned in person can only be received from the
person to whom the ballot was issued. A photo ID is required for returning a ballot in person.
§ 24.2-603

6 am - 7 pm
Wednesday, 
March 4, 2020
Provisional Ballot Meeting
Canvass
§ 24.2-653 & 24.2-671

3 pm
Friday, 
March 6, 2020
Deadline: Provisional No ID voter must provide a copy of acceptable photo ID via fax, email, mail, 
or in person to Office of Voter Registration and Elections.
§ 24.2-643 & 24.2-653

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Sample Ballots