Required Voter Identification
Starting with the November 2014 election, a valid photo ID is required at the polls. Several different forms of identification are acceptable, including a Virginia Driver’s License, US Passport, and a student ID issued by a Virginia institution of higher learning. If you do not have one of those, read this much longer list from the Virginia Department of Elections to see what other IDs are valid for voting purposes.
Here is a list of Polling Places for Montgomery County. If you aren’t sure which precinct you live in, click here to find out where you vote.
Recent Change: the D-5 polling place moved from the Christiansburg Library to Christiansburg Middle School in 2016.
|A-1||Slussers Chapel Church of God|
|A-2||Blacksburg Public Library|
|A-3||Margaret Beeks Elem. School|
|B-1||North Fork Baptist Church|
|B-2||Christiansburg Church of the Brethren|
|B-3||Belmont Christian Church|
|B-4||Christiansburg Recreation Center|
|C-2||Christiansburg Church of Christ|
|C-3||Hall’s United Methodist Church|
|C-4||Falling Branch Elementary School|
|D-2||Auburn High School|
|D-3||Bethel United Methodist Church|
|D-4||Abundant Life Fellowship|
|D-5||Christiansburg Middle School Recently Updated|
|E-1||St. Michael’s Lutheran Church|
|E-2||Longshop-McCoy Fire Dept.|
|E-3||Virginia Tech/Squires Student Center*|
|F-1||Luther Memorial Lutheran Church|
|F-2||Blacksburg High (Middle) School
3109 Price’s Fork Road, Blacksburg
|F-3||Virginia Tech/Squires Student Center*|
|G-1||Blacksburg Community Center|
|G-2||Gilbert Linkous Elementary School|
|CAP||(in person absentee voting) Montgomery County Government Center|
First Time Voters
First-time voters who registered by mail will be required to show a valid photo ID or other document (utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or government document) with name and current residence before voting.
How to Register to Vote
Office of Voter Registration
Montgomery County Government Center
755 Roanoke St. Suite 1F Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: (540) 382-5741
Fax: (540) 381-6811
M-F 8:30 am to 5 pm
In person at the Registrar’s office, Government Center, 755 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg, Weekdays 8:30 a.m.- 5:00 p.m. Deadlines to register to vote in upcoming elections vary for each election. Check the Voter Registrar’s web site, or call (540) 382-5741 for information about upcoming elections.
By mail Applications are available at:
- the Post Office
- Blacksburg, Christiansburg, and Meadowbrook Libraries
- Department of Social Services
- Department of Motor Vehicles
- Virginia Tech, Squires Student Center
- State Board of Elections web site
To Register to Vote in Virginia, a Person Must
- Be a United States citizen and a resident of Virginia.
- Be 18 years old. (Any person who is 17 years old and will be 18 at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election.)
- Have had voting rights restored if have ever been convicted of a felony.
- Have had capacity restored if ever declared mentally incapacitated in a Circuit Court.
Consult the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s web site for information on restoration of civil rights or contact Virginia Cares at New River Community Action, 382-6186.
The State Board of Elections has approved new voter residency rules that state that residency “shall broadly be construed to provide the greatest opportunity to register and vote.” Under the rules, “a college student does not need specific intent to stay in the college jurisdiction beyond graduation.” The rules are not official until after Justice Department approval, but they may be used as guidelines for local registrars. The rules are on the State Board of Elections web site.
The Registrar will send a Voter Card showing the correct place for voting. Contact the Registrar in the County or City where you registered if the card is not received.
Call the Registrar at (540) 382-5741 for information on how to register to vote in another state, or how to register after the deadline if you are away in active military duty.
Deadlines for absentee voting vary depending on the election date. You can request an absentee ballot online, or call (540) 382-5741 for information about upcoming elections.
Persons Who May Vote Absentee
Students and their spouses who are at school in another jurisdiction; persons away for business or personal reasons; long-distance commuters away during voting hours; persons who have a religious obligation; persons disabled, ill or pregnant or their principal caregivers; persons registered in Virginia who live outside the U. S. or are on active military service; persons (except convicted felons) in a penal institution; Electoral Board members and election officials.
Late absentee voting, up to 2:00 p.m. the Monday before the election, is permitted for those recently hospitalized and persons with certain other emergencies. An application may be delivered by a designated representative, who must be at least 18. Instructions and the deadline for return are provided with the application and ballot. Call the Voter Registrar at (540) 382-5741.
Absentee Voting by Mail
Applications for an absentee ballot are available by mail or phone or email from the Registrar, or at the Board of Elections web site. The form has instructions and addresses of Virginia Registrars.
The office will send you a ballot. Mail the marked ballot to the Registrar’s Office allowing ample time to arrive not later than Election Day. A ballot which has been mailed to you must be returned by mail.
Absentee Voting in Person
Absentee voting may be done in person at the Registrar’s Office, Government Center, 755 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg. Remember to take your identification. Call (540) 382-5741 for information about in person absentee voting for upcoming elections.