Citizens who will be absent from Rockbridge County on Election Day, or who are unable to go to the polls because of illness or disabilities, may apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to them or may vote absentee in person at the Registrar Office. State law permits voters to vote absentee if they are:
The Virginia Absentee Ballot Application is available below in either PDF or Microsoft Word. You can download and print the application form, complete it, and either mail or fax it to Rockbridge County Voter Registrar. Virginia law requires signature of absentee applicant. We cannot at this time accept electronic submissions. Please see the application instructions for more information.
The Microsoft Word version was created using Word 97, and may not display properly if you are using an earlier version of Word. It also may not display properly with some browsers. If the file does not display or print properly, try saving the file to your hard drive, and then opening it in Word.
If you would prefer to have an application form mailed or faxed to you, please leave us a message: email@example.com or phone (540) 463-7203.
You can either mail the application to 1 E Washington St, Lexington, VA 24450, or fax it to: (540) 463-1078. Be sure the application includes the reason you need to vote absentee; the address you wish the ballot mailed to; your name, address, social security number and signature; the name, address, and signature of the person who witnessed your signature. Your application MUST be witnessed by someone 18 years of age or older. A separate application must be completed for each election in which you need to vote absentee. [top]
You can apply for an absentee ballot as early as twelve months before an election. If you apply by mail or fax, your registrar must receive your application by the Thursday before the election date. If you apply in person at the registrar's office, you must complete the application and vote your ballot by 5:00 p.m. on the Saturday before the election. [top]
You will receive specific instructions with your ballot. Vote the ballot as soon as you receive it. Seal your voted ballot in the envelope provided, in the presence of a witness. You must complete all information on the ballot envelope and sign it. You may deliver your voted ballot in person, or mail it to your electoral board office using the pre-addressed envelope provided with your ballot. In order to be counted your ballot must be received no later than 7:00 p.m. on Election Day. [top]
Yes, you may vote absentee in-person beginning approximately 45 days before the election. You must vote at the office of the Voter Registrar. The office is open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. weekdays and the two Saturdays prior to the election. [top]
All U.S. Citizens are entitled to vote in Federal Elections (the offices of President and Vice President, U.S. Senate, the U.S. House of Representatives). If you are an active duty member of the uniformed services, or if you are regularly employed abroad but maintain a permanent domiciliary address in Virginia to which you plan to return at some future date, you and any dependents residing with you are eligible to receive a full ballot, including all state and local offices and issues. Please complete the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application.
If you do not have a domiciliary address in Virginia and you are not a member of the uniformed services or a dependent of a member, you are still eligible for a Federal ballot. Please contact the Voting Assistance Officer at your nearest U.S. embassy or consulate, request the Federal Post Card Application (Federal Form 76), and return it to the registrar's office in the Virginia jurisdiction where you last resided. Your name will be placed on a temporary list for the specific election only, to be removed immediately following the election. This provision applies only to Federal elections.
For more information on voting for overseas citizens and uniformed services personnel, please visit the Federal Voting Assistance Program web site. [top]
Each state has its own forms and deadlines. For information for your state, please visit the ELECnet site.
You may call or e-mail the Voter Registrar for assistance at (540) 463-7203, firstname.lastname@example.org.