Virginia has elections every year. The Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General are elected every four years(next in 2025).Virginia’s legislative body, the General Assembly, is divided into two chambers: the House of Delegates and the Senate. Delegates are elected for two-year terms and senators for four-year terms.
All citizens must be registered within Montgomery County before voting. You may register at the Office of Elections at 1546 N Franklin St, Christiansburg, VA 24073; at the Division of Motor Vehicles, 385 Arbor Dr NE, Christiansburg, VA 24073; online at the Virginia Department of Elections' Citizen's Portal vote.elections.virginia.gov; or by mail.
Pick Up a Voter Registration Application
- Local Voter Registration Offices (get a free voter ID card, register to vote in person, report a name or address change, find your polling place, more):
- Montgomery County: 755 Roanoke St, Suite 1F, Christiansburg
- Floyd County: Courthouse, 100 E Main St., Rm 302, Floyd
- Giles County: 201 N Main St., Suite 1, Pearisburg
- Pulaski County: 87 Commerce St., Pulaski
- Radford City: 619 2nd St., Radford
- Roanoke County: 5204 Bernard Dr., Suite 300B, Roanoke
- Roanoke City: 215 Church Ave. SW, Suite 109, Roanoke
- Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)
- Voter Registration Drives
- State or Local Government Offices (for example, when applying or re-certifying for Aid to Dependent Children, Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, Rehabilitation Services, Developmental Disabilities Services)
- Armed Forces Recruitment Offices
- Public Libraries
- State Board of Elections Office
Requirements to Register
The Virginia Department of Elections explains who is eligible to vote in Virginia and how to register. To be eligible to register to vote in Virginia, a person must:
- be a resident of Virginia (a person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes),
- be a U.S. citizen,
- be at least 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),
- not be registered and plan to vote in another state,
- not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law, and
- if convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored
- Options for student voters
- Military or overseas voters
After you register, the local Registrar or the Department of Elections will send you a voter notice that identifies your polling place and your Congressional and General Assembly districts.
All voters casting a ballot in-person will be asked to show one form of identification. Please see the complete list of acceptable forms of voter identification.
How to Vote
1. Vote Early in Person
You can vote early at your local registrar’s office beginning 45 days before Election Day and ending the Saturday before Election Day. Before visiting your local registrar’s office, you may wish to check your registration status or call your registrar’s office. Montgomery County Office of Elections: 1546 N. Franklin St, Christiansburg, VA 24073.
2. Vote by Mail
Also known as absentee voting, you must apply for a mail ballot at elections.virginia.gov or at the Office of Elections (1546 N. Franklin St, Christiansburg, VA 24073) before the application deadline. Mail your ballot in the postage-paid envelope, postmarked on or before Election Day and received by your general registrar's office by noon on the third day following the election; or take your ballot to the Office of Elections by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day; or return your absentee ballot to a drop-off location (for more information, review the instructions provided in your absentee ballot mailing); or take your ballot to your polling place on Election Day where a witness must sign your absentee ballot.
3. Vote in Person on Election Day
6 am–7 pm at your polling location (find your polling location using Montgomery County's What's My District? map or Virginia Department of Election's Citizen Portal). Curbside voting is available during early voting and on Election Day for people with disabilities or health risks.
For more resources, visit our Voter Resources page.