Be A Voter: A Nonpartisan Resource for Election Information
We’ll update this page as new information becomes available throughout the year.
Important Election Dates
Register to Vote
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:
Early Voting end date:
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.