Voter Information

Voting Questions Answered for 2023 Elections

  • How do I register to vote online?
  • Is my voter status active?
  • Where is my polling place and which Congressional, House of Delegates, State Senate, and local districts I reside in?
  • How do I vote absentee?

The Department of Elections website provides information to answer all of the above questions.

If you click the link or scan this QR code, it opens a page showing the green rectangle links:

IT’S REALLY SIMPLE TO USE THIS WEBSITE AND THE FORMS ON IT, but MCDC is providing further clarification. By clicking the green rectangle links below, you will find answers to typical questions.

If you are not registered to vote, you can register online. Register to Vote lists the requirements for online registration and includes a short form you can complete to begin the registration process.

If you are not sure whether your voter registration is active, click Check registration status and complete a short form. Your full name, voter status, address, precinct, and voter history among other information will pop up so that you can determine if all your information is correct and whether you are on the active voter list. If up-to-date, you can rest assured you are ready to vote in all the upcoming elections.

When you click Find your polling place and complete a short form, your personal voting location information will pop up. Additionally, your Congressional, State Senate, House of Delegates, and local voting districts are listed. See the example below.

Districts that have Democratic Candidates
Lily Franklin is running as a Democrat in House of Delegates District 41, part of which is in Montgomery County. If you live in that district, you will be able to vote for Lily.

House of Delegates District 42 which encompasses parts of Montgomery County does not have a Democratic candidate running for election.

There are three Democratic candidates running in the June 20, 2023 Democratic primary for the State Senate District 4 seat. Their names are Luke Priddy, Trish White-Boyd, and DeAnthony “DA” Pierce, all candidates from the Roanoke area. The winner of the primary will face the Republican candidate for District 4 in the November 7, 2023 general election.

Robert Beckman from Montgomery County is the Democratic Candidate for the State Senate District 5 seat.

This part of the website allows you to do just what the title says. You can update your voter record and/or apply to vote absentee by mail.


Voter Information

Voting on Election Day

Virginia Department of Elections logo

Virginia law requires all voters to provide either an acceptable form of ID or sign an ID Confirmation Statement at the polls. Voters arriving at the polls without an acceptable form of ID will be required to either sign an ID Confirmation Statement or vote a provisional ballot. If a voter votes a provisional ballot, they will have until noon on the Friday following the election to deliver a copy of identification to their locality’s electoral board or sign an ID Confirmation Statement in order for their provisional ballot to be counted. Please see below in Provisional Ballot Process for Voters Who Arrive Without Identification for more information on how the provisional ballot process will work for those arriving to the polls without ID.

Polling Places

Refer to Montgomery County’s maps of voter precincts and districts.

​If you aren’t sure which precinct you live in, find out where you vote.

How to Register to Vote

Office of Voter Registrar
Montgomery County Government Center
755 Roanoke Street, Suite 1F
Christiansburg, VA 24073
Phone: (540) 382-5741, Fax: (540) 381-6811
M-F 8:30 am to 5 pm

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 ever convicted of a felony.
  • Have had capacity restored if ever declared mentally incapacitated in a Circuit Court.

Restoration of Voting Rights

Consult the Secretary of the Commonwealth’s website for information on restoration of voting rights, or consult the Virginia Cares website or call them at (540) 342-9344.

College Students

The rules for voter registration for college students are in the Student Voter section of the Virginia Department of Elections web site.

Confirmation of Voter Registration

The Montgomery County Voter Registrar will send a letter showing the correct place for voting. Contact the Registrar if the letter is not received. ​Call the Registrar at (540) 382-5741 for information about registering to vote in another state, or how to register after the deadline if you are away on active military duty.

Absentee Voting

Deadlines for absentee voting vary depending on the election date. You can obtain information about absentee voting on the Virginia Department of Elections website, or you can call the Voter Registrar at (540) 382-5741.

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