By Matt de Simone
The most important change to this year’s elections isn’t so much in the names on the ballots but more so in the county’s changes to residents’ respective polling locations due to redistricting. The Virginia Department of Elections (VDOE) sent voter notices in late September/early October that contained updated polling place information.
Here is a list of all current election districts and voting precincts:
Daleville – Lord Botetourt High School, 1435 Roanoke Road
Greenfield – Greenfield Elementary School, 288 Etzler Road (Troutville)
BLUE RIDGE DISTRICT
Blue Ridge – Colonial Baptist Church, 221 Hillcrest Street
Rainbow Forest – Colonial Elementary School, 142 Murray Drive (Troutville)
Buchanan/Town of Buchanan – Buchanan Elementary School, 255 Schoolhouse Road
Mill Creek – Mill Creek Baptist Church, 11475 Lee Highway
Eagle Rock – Eagle Rock Elementary School, 145 Eagles Nest Drive
Fincastle/Town of Fincastle – Fincastle Baptist Church, 7330 Roanoke Road
Troutville/Town of Troutville – Troutville Elementary School, 12 Barron Road
Cloverdale – Read Mountain Middle School, 182 Orchard Hill Drive
In-person early voting will continue through Saturday, Nov. 5 at 5 p.m. All qualified, registered voters are eligible to vote at the Department of Elections & Voter Registration Office at 2 East Main Street in Fincastle, Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. The office will be open on Saturday, Oct. 29 from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. and on Saturday, Nov. 5 from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m. There is no voting in the Registrar’s office on Election Day. All voters must vote in their assigned precincts on Election Day.
The deadline to submit “Vote By Mail” ballot applications is this Friday, Oct. 28 by 5 p.m. Note: the Vote By Mail ballot is the same ballot used for early voting and at polling locations on Election Day. Voters may drop off their ballots in the drop box slot marked “Vote By Mail” located in the vestibule of the Registrar’s Office entrance.
Voters may personally deliver their marked Vote By Mail ballot to the Registrar’s Office in Fincastle during regular business hours. Hand-delivered ballots can only be accepted from the voter ballot was issued to. All others must go in the drop box or be mailed. Voters may also drop off their mail-in ballot at their respective polling locations on Election Day, November 1 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
For further information visit the Department of Elections & Voter Registration page on the county’s website (https://www.botetourtva.gov) or call the office at 540-928-2120.
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