August 22nd, 2017

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Office of the Registrar

Buena Vista, Virginia

Voter Registration / Information

New residents to the City, and those that have not previously registered or voted, may register to vote at the office of the General Registrar located on the first floor of the municipal Building at 2039 Sycamore Avenue. Registration forms may also be picked up at government agencies including US Post Offices, libraries, the Division of Motor Vehicles and Social Services offices. Citizens may register to vote at any time of the year with the exception of 29 days before any election.

To be eligible to vote in Buena Vista elections, you must be:

a) A resident

b) A citizen of the United States

c) 18 years old by the next election date

d) Not have been convicted of a felony or have had your civil rights restored

e) Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law

Please call the Registrar at 261-8605 for additional information or answers to any questions.

Absentee Voting

If you will be absent from the City on Election Day or are physically unable to vote in person and wish to vote by absentee ballot, you must meet one of the following criteria:

• Student away at school OR spouse of student

• Out of town on business

• Out of town on personal business or vacation

• Unable to go to polls because of physical disability or illness

• Primary caretaker of a confined family member

• Awaiting trial and under confinement

• Serving time for misdemeanor conviction

• Electoral Board member, Registrar, or Officer of Election

• Religious obligation

• Active duty in the U.S. Armed Forces or Merchant Marine OR spouse or dependents of Active duty service person away from the area

• Employed in business outside the continental U. S. OR spouse or dependents overseas

Any resident meeting one of the above criteria may vote absentee in person or by mail.

To vote in person resident should come to the office (Office of Registrar) and complete the absentee ballot application. If qualified, and the ballots are ready, you may vote at that time.

To vote by mail or to request an absentee ballot application a qualified voter should call, write, fax, or e-mail the Office of Registrar. Applicant must submit an absentee ballot application for each election in which they wish to vote.

You must submit an absentee ballot application for each election in which you wish to vote.

For more information, please contact our office or the State Board of Elections.

Click here for the 2017 election advertisement.

Click here for the 2017 sample ballot Democrat Primary

Click here for the 2017 sample ballot Republican Primary


Emilie Staton, General Registrar

2039 Sycamore Avenue

Buena Vista, Virginia 24416

Phone: 540-261-8605

Fax: 540-261-8618


State Board of Elections

200 N. 9th St., Suite 101

Richmond, VA 23219-3497

Phone: 804-786-6551

Office Hours:



Monday – Friday

9:00 am – 5:00 pm, closed 12:30 to 1:30 for lunch


re for the official notice of election for November 2014.City of Buena Vista Registrar