Be A Voter: A Nonpartisan Resource for Election Information

We’ll update this page as new information becomes available throughout the year.


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Important Election Dates

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No Excuse Absentee Voting by Mail

You must apply for a ballot to vote by mail. The deadline to apply is October 23rd. Be aware of mailing times – waiting too close to the deadline may result in your ballot being returned too late.

How To Apply

Call the Bedford County Registrar’s Office at 540-586-7649 to request an absentee ballot
Click here to apply online for an Absentee Ballot at Virginia Department of Elections
You can also track your ballot at this link – when it is mailed to you and when it is received and processed.

Ballot Drop Box Locations

County Gym – 1059 Turning Point Road Bedford VA 24523
Inside the Registrar’s office at Bedford Central Library – parking available off Robinson Way – Registrar’s office is on the 2nd floor, elevator is available.

Check with the Registrar’s office to confirm your eligibility to vote absentee by mail if you registered recently and have not voted previously. Special federal ID requirements apply to certain first-time voters.

Early In Person Voting

Early Voting start date:
Location 1:
Location 2:
Saturday Hours:
Early Voting end date

Sample Ballots


Debate Schedule

General Resources

BallotReady – Every candidate and referendum explained. Student Voting Guide – Guiding college students through the process of voting, no matter where they are. – Pros and Cons of Current Issues – Encyclopaedia Britannica summarizes pro and con positions on current issues. – 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.

This page is compiled and maintained by librarians at the Bedford Public Library System. Links to political parties and/or campaign websites are for informational purposes only and do not in any way constitute an endorsement.

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