Be A Voter: A Nonpartisan Resource for Election Information
General Election: November 8, 2022
There will likely be primaries for some offices during the summer. This information will be posted when it is available.
Important Dates for November 8 General Election
September 24: Early/Absentee voting begins.
October 17: Last day to register to vote.
October 28: Last day to request mail in ballot. Be aware of mailing times! Waiting too close to the deadline may result in your ballot being returned too late.
November 5: Last day to early vote in person.
November 8: General Election Day.
Register to Vote
The BEST way to get the correct sample ballot is to go to the Bedford County VA Voting Information Look-up Tool, enter your address, and click the link that reads “Click here to view your sample ballot”.
If you have any questions about the ballot, your voting districts, or precinct, contact the Bedford County Registrar’s office at 540-586-7649 M-F 9am to 5pm.
In-Person Early Voting and Ballot Drop Boxes
In-person, early voting is available at the Vote Center located at the Bedford County Gym, 1059 Turning Point Road, Bedford, VA 24523 (across from the Bedford Regional Water Authority). Voting is open 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday from September 24 through November 5. Voting is also open two Saturdays, October 29 and November 5, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Voting is also available in the office of the General Registrar located at 321 N Bridge Street, Suite 200, Bedford, Virginia 24523 (in the Bedford Central Library building) the same dates and times as the Vote Center. Both the General Registrar’s Office and the Vote Center will be closed on Monday, October 10, in observance of Columbus Day.
Ballot drop boxes will be available at the Vote Center and the office of the General Registrar during all in-person, early voting hours as noted above.
Ballot drop boxes will be available in all regular polling places on Election Day, November 8, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Please note: These are the candidates who qualified for the Virginia ballot by the rules set forth by the state. The names on the ballot will not necessarily be in this same order at the polling place. Voters will only see the offices for which they are eligible to vote on the ballot.
Candidate information will be added as it is verified.
BallotReady – Every candidate and referendum explained.
bestcolleges.com Student Voting Guide – Guiding college students through the process of voting, no matter where they are.
ProCon.org – Pros and Cons of Current Issues – Encyclopaedia Britannica summarizes pro and con positions on current issues.
VoteSmart.org – Find biographies, issue positions, voting records, public statements, ratings and funding information about candidates.
TurboVote – A tool to help you make a plan to vote, including reminders that help you follow through.