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  • Constitutional Amendments

Sample Ballot November 2018


Please verify your voter registration, polling place, and VALID Photo ID before Election Day!


POLLS OPEN 6 a.m. – 7 p.m.


Optic Scan Machines with paper ballots will be used for this and upcoming elections.


Monday October 15, 2018:   Last day to register to vote or change your voter registration information for this election. Mailed voter registration applications must be sent to Buena Vista Voter Registration Office postmarked on or before the deadline.


In-Person Absentee Voting:

Registrars Office

2039 Sycamore Ave, Buena Vista VA

Monday-Friday, September 21-November 2, 2018 – 9-5  closed 12:30-1:30 and

Saturday, October 27 and  November 3, 2018 (Last day to vote absentee in person) 9a.m-5p.m


Mail Absentee Voting:

Tuesday, October 30, 2018:  Last day to request an absentee ballot by mail. Applications must be received in the Buena Vista Voter Registration and Elections Office by 5 p.m.


Tuesday, November 6, 2018:  Election Day ALL Absentee voted ballots must be returned at the polls or to the Buena Vista Voter Registration and Elections Office by 7 p.m. to be counted


Emilie F Staton, General Registrar and Director of Elections

2039 Sycamore Avenue Buena Vista, VA

TELEPHONE: 540-261-8605

FAX: 540-261-8618


Registrar’s Office

The mission of the Voter Registrar’s Office is to:

  • Provide equal opportunity for all qualified citizens of the City of Buena Vista to register to vote
  • Maintain accurate voter records used in elections
  • Conduct all elections at the highest level of professional standards, ensuring public confidence in the integrity of the results
  • Be an information resource for citizens regarding voter registration, absentee voting, elections, and elected officials

The Registrar is open Monday-Friday 9:00am-12:30pm and 1:30pm-5pm. Emilie Staton, Registrar, may be reached at

How do I register to Vote?

Registering to vote is a uniform procedure statewide. You must either complete a Virginia Voter Registration Application or a National Voter Registration Application. Completed applications are accepted in person or by mail.

The General Registrar for the City of Buena Vista is Emilie Staton. Her office is on the first floor of City Hall and she may be reached at (540) 261-8605.

You can also register online through the Virginia Department of Elections.

To be eligible to vote in the next election, registration must be completed 21 days prior.

Applications are also available at:

  • Voter Registration Offices in Virginia
  • Government Agencies in Virginia, including
  • Post Offices
  • Public Libraries
  • Division of Motor Vehicles locations
  • Social Services

Once your application has been processed, you will be mailed a Voter Registration Notice, which provides where you vote and your federal, state and local election districts.

Virginia Voter Registration Requirements:
  • You must be a citizen of the United States of America.
  • You must be a resident of Virginia.
  • You must be at least 18 years of age by Election Day.
  • You must not be registered and plan to vote in another state.
  • If you have been convicted of a felony, your voting rights must be restored.
  • You must not be currently judged by a circuit court to be mentally incompetent.

Electoral Board

Minutes – Electoral Board – June 13, 2018

Minutes – Electoral Board March 1, 2018

Writ of Election 2018 for City Council special election November 6, 2018