2020 Local Voter Information for Floyd and Montgomery Counties

This information is compiled by the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library staff. For official information, contact the Floyd County Voter Registrar’s office, the Montgomery County Voter Registrar’s office, or the Virginia Department of Elections.

Important Dates and Deadlines

  • Oct. 13: Deadline to Register to Vote
  • Oct. 15: Deadline to Register to Vote (11:59pm).
  • New! Registration deadline extended
  • Oct. 23: Deadline to Apply for Absentee Ballot by Mail
  • Oct. 31: Early in-Person voting Deadline
  • Nov.  3: Election Day. Polls open 6am-7pm.
  • New! Election Day is a state holiday.
  • Nov.  3: By-mail postmark Deadline
  • Nov.  3: In Person drop-off of By-mail ballot Deadline.
  • Nov.  6: End of Registrar's acceptance of mailed ballots (noon).

Voter Registration Information

Voter Registration deadline for the November 2020 General Election is New! Tuesday, October 13, 2020 Thursday, October 15, 11:59pm. You can register to vote online. Or, complete the Voter Registration Application (also available at the libraries) and submit (in person or by mail) to your county’s Registrar. If you are going to the DMV - in person or online - you can register to vote there as well.

College Students: Visit the Student Voter page for information about voting at your college home.

How to Vote Now New!

Early, In-person voting You can cast your vote now, in person, at a voting booth. And, you don’t even need to provide an excuse for doing so! No application required; just show up (with ID!).

In-Person voting is available weekdays (except Columbus Day) through October 30. This option is also available on two Saturdays: October 24 and 31. The hours in Floyd County are 9:00-5:00; they are 8:30-4:30 in Montgomery County.

Floyd County has a tent for voting in the parking lot at the Courthouse. Or, you can go inside to the General Registrar’s office.

Montgomery County has two locations for early voting:

  • Government Center - 755 Roanoke St, Christiansburg - MultiPurpose Room 1
  • Uptown Christiansburg Mall (formerly New River Valley Mall), at Wonder Universe, A Children’s Museum. This is near the back entrance of the mall.

If you requested a by-mail ballot and decide to vote in-person instead, you must bring your unopened ballot with you. If you don’t have your ballot, you must either vote early in-person at your registrar’s office or cast a provisional ballot at your polling place on Election Day.

Absentee by-mail ballot New! No excuse is needed to vote absentee. Also, you may disregard the witness requirements if you believe it is unsafe to have one.

In order to vote absentee by-mail, you will first need to complete an absentee ballot application. You can request an absentee ballot:

  • Online, by October 23, 5:00 PM
  • By submitting an application by mail or in person (must be received by the Registrar by October 23, 5:00PM)

There are some exceptions to the deadline for emergencies.

After you receive and complete your by-mail ballot, you can return it:

  • By Mail. Must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by noon on Friday November 6.
  • In Person. Must be received by 7PM on Election Day.
  • At a Ballot drop box. Ballot drop boxes are available on Election Day at each polling site.

Montgomery County has Ballot drop boxes at the same locations (and times) as the early in-person voting locations, plus another at the Government Center’s lobby available during normal business hours. Ballot drop boxes will also be available on Election Day at each polling site. You must use the sealed envelope that was provided with your ballot.

If you registered to vote by mail, are voting absentee by-mail, and have never voted in a federal election, you may have to provide a copy of an ID with your by-mail ballot. Your ballot will contain a notice if this applies to you.

Where do I vote on Election Day?

Use the Department of Election’s Polling Place Lookup to find your voting location.

Voter ID Information

New! While identification is required, it no longer has to be a photo ID. Utility bills and bank statements may also be considered acceptable forms of identification.

Any voter who does not present acceptable identification may instead sign an ID Confirmation Statement. If someone does not present acceptable identification and does not sign this statement, they must vote on a provisional ballot.

Floyd and Montgomery County Ballots

Below are all of the possible contests in Floyd and Montgomery Counties. What is on an individual's ballot will depend upon the county, district, and/or town in which one resides. You can view your ballot online. Here are the upcoming Montgomery County Ballot and the Floyd County Ballot.

President and Vice President

Candidate PartyOfficeBallot NameIncumbent
DemocraticU.S. PresidentJoseph R. BidenNo
U.S. Vice PresidentKamala D. HarrisNo
RepublicanU.S. PresidentDonald J. TrumpYes
U.S. Vice PresidentMichael R. PenceYes
LibertarianU.S. PresidentJo JorgensenNo
U.S. Vice PresidentJeremy F. "Spike" CohenNo

Statewide Contests

OfficeBallot NamePolitical PartyIncumbent
Member United States SenateMark R. WarnerDemocraticYes
Member United States SenateDaniel M. GadeRepublicanNo

Floyd County Contests

OfficeJurisdictionBallot NamePolitical PartyIncumbent
Member U.S. House of RepresentativesVA 9th Congressional DistrictH. Morgan GriffithRepublicanYes

Montgomery County Contests

OfficeJurisdictionBallot NamePolitical PartyIncumbent
Member U.S. House of RepresentativesVA 9th Congressional DistrictH. Morgan GriffithRepublicanYes

Virginia Constitutional Amendments

QuestionArticle/SectionOn BallotFull Information
1Article II. Section 6-A.
Virginia Redistricting Commission
Should the Constitution of Virginia be amended to establish a redistricting commission, consisting of eight members of the General Assembly and eight citizens of the Commonwealth, that is responsible for drawing the congressional and state legislative districts that will be subsequently voted on, but not changed by, the General Assembly and enacted without the Governor's involvement and to give the responsibility of drawing districts to the Supreme Court of Virginia if the redistricting commission fails to draw districts or the General Assembly fails to enact districts by certain deadlines?Official Site
2Article X. Section 6.
Exempt Property
Should an automobile or pickup truck that is owned and used primarily by or for a veteran of the United States armed forces or the Virginia National Guard who has a one hundred percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability be free from state and local taxation?Official Site

Why are the Parties listed in that order?

The order is decided by random drawing, with the two major parties listed before the other recognized parties; start reading at line 309 of the State Board of Elections Minutes for details of this year's process. Virginia Code §24.2-613.B provides that political party identification be shown on the ballot ONLY for federal, statewide and General Assembly candidates. It does not appear on the ballot for any other candidate.

Searchable Voter Information Database

The most comprehensive source for an individual's voting information is found in the Virginia State Board of Elections' searchable database. If you are a registered voter, you can enter your information into this form and find your registration status, the Districts in which you reside, your polling location, what's on your ballot, and your Voter Registrar's contact information.

What are Districts?

Each voter is in several different districts:

Federal Elections
Federal Congressional District, for US House of Representatives elections. All of Montgomery and Floyd Counties are in the Virginia's 9th Congressional district. There are no "districts" for the US Senate; everyone in the state votes on the same race.

State Elections
State Senate: Floyd is in the Virginia 19th Senate District. Montgomery County residents are in either the 19th, 21st, or 38th District.
House of Delegates: Floyd is in the Virginia 7th House of Delegates District. Montgomery County residents are in the 7th, 8th or 12th District.

County / Local Elections
Counties are also divided into districts which are the basis for certain races, such as School Board Members or Board of Supervisor elections. Town residents vote for County and Town races when they occur.

What Districts am I in?

Your registered voter information will show your state and local districts.

State District Maps:
State districts were last drawn effective 2011. Below are links to overview maps of the districts, and very detailed written descriptions of the boundaries.

Virginia 7th House of Delegates District Map (PDF) Description (Word)
Virginia 8th House of Delegates District Map (PDF) Description (Word)
Virginia 12th House of Delegates District Map (PDF) Description (Word)
Virginia 19th Senate District Map (PDF) Description (Word)
Virginia 21st Senate District Map (PDF) Description (Word)
Virginia 38th Senate District Map (PDF) Description (Word)

There is also an interactive map which will allow you to zoom in for greater district boundary detail. Check Counties and/or Voting Districts to start, you will need to zoom in a few times to see these demarcations.

Local District Maps:
Montgomery County's Precinct Maps can be found on the Montgomery County Website.
Floyd County's Voting Districts can be shown on Floyd's GIS site. Sign in as Guest, then select Map Layers tab on top toolbar, expand the Administrative folder, and select voting districts.

This information is compiled by the Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library staff. Information is believed to be correct but not guaranteed.

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