Roanoke County voters who want to cast in-person absentee ballots for Tuesday’s primary have until Saturday to do so, but the county’s elections office is no longer where you may remember. For decades, it has been in the Tanglewood-area county administration building. Not any more; the elections office is now at 900 Chestnut Street in Vinton, a shorter drive for some county residents, longer for others. Either way, if you wish to vote in advance for Tuesday’s primary, you can do so there without leaving your vehicle. More from WFIR’s Evan Jones:
FROM ROANOKE COUNTY:
Registered voters who do not want to vote in-person on June 23rd are STRONGLY ENCOURAGED to vote absentee in person. Absentee in-person voting is available from 8 AM to 4 PM through Saturday, June 20 via curbside service at the Roanoke County Department of Elections’ new office, which is located at 900 Chestnut St. in Vinton. Voters will receive a Virginia Absentee Ballot Application to complete and will receive a ballot to vote from the safety of their car once approved. Voters interested in curbside service should call the office at 772-7500 prior to coming and upon arrival. Elections staff will bring the necessary materials out to you in your car. The County Department of Elections will offer curbside absentee in-person voting service Monday through Friday from 8 AM to 4 PM through June 19th and on Saturday, June 20th from 8 AM to 4 PM.
Again, the Roanoke County Registrar’s office is now located at 900 Chestnut St. in Vinton. It is no longer at the Roanoke County Administration Building. If you have any questions, please call Roanoke County’s Director of Elections, Anna Cloeter, at 772-7500 or Ken Srpan, Chairman of the Roanoke County Electoral Board, at 797-7358.
COVID-19 SITUATION REQUIRES ROANOKE COUNTY IN-PERSON POLLING CHANGES FOR JUNE 23RD PRIMARY
Due to COVID-19, Roanoke County is unable to open or adequately and safely staff all of our 33 regular polling locations for the upcoming June 23rd Republican Primary Election. As a result, the June 23rd Election will take place in five SUPER-PRECINCTS located in each of the County’s five magisterial districts. This change is TEMPORARY, has been approved by the Virginia Department of Elections, and is only anticipated to be in effect for the June 23rd Election. Registered voters who want to participate in the June 23rd Republican Primary Election must either vote absentee OR in person at their magisterial district’s TEMPORARY SUPER-PRECINCT, which are as follows:
Catawba Magisterial District: GLENVAR MIDDLE SCHOOL 4555 Malus Drive
Hollins Magisterial District: MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL 5901 Plantation Circle
Windsor Hills Magisterial District: HIDDEN VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL 4902 Hidden Valley School Road
Vinton Magisterial District: WILIAM BYRD HIGH SCHOOL 2902 Washington Avenue
Cave Spring Magisterial District: HIDDEN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL 5000 Titan Trail
All registered voters in Roanoke County will receive a postcard informing them of their regular precinct/magisterial district assignment and their TEMPORARY SUPER-PRECINCT assignment. The Roanoke County Electoral Board urges voters to bring these cards with them to their TEMPORARY SUPER-PRECINCT on Election Day to ensure that they go to the correct polling location and simplify the check-in process. All five SUPERPRECINCTS will be open from 6 AM to 7 PM on June 23rd.
TEMPORARY SUPER-PRECINCT POLLING PLACES FOR THE JUNE 23RD REPUBLICAN PRIMARY:
CATAWBA MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT voters who regularly vote at:
Grace Assembly of God
Masons Cove Elementary School
Glenvar Middle School
Northside High School
Glen Cove Elementary School
Fort Lewis Baptist Church
Mountain Pass Baptist Church
Fort Lewis Elementary School
. . . will vote in the GLENVAR MIDDLE SCHOOL GYMNASIUM @ 4555 Malus Drive on June 23rd. Voters will enter through Door 16 and should park at the High School.
HOLLINS MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT voters who regularly vote at:
Summerdean Church of the Brethren
Burlington Elementary School
Mountain View Elementary School
Bonsack Baptist Church
. . . will vote in the MOUNTAIN VIEW ELEMENTARY SCHOOL GYMNASIUM @ 5901 Plantation Circle on June 23rd. Voters will enter through Door 13 and can use any available parking spots.
WINDSOR HILLS MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT voters who regularly vote at:
Bent Mountain Fire Station
Back Creek Elementary School
Our Lady of Nazareth Church
Oak Grove Elementary School
Cave Spring Baptist Church
The Brambleton Center – Room 16/18 (Left Side)
. . . will vote in the HIDDEN VALLEY MIDDLE SCHOOL CAFETERIA @ 4902 Hidden Valley School Road on June 23rd. Voters will enter through Door 1 and can use the front parking lots. Voters with accessibility concerns should drive around to the back of the Middle School for additional parking and use Door 4 to enter the polling place.
VINTON MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT voters who regularly vote at:
William Byrd Middle School
Bonsack Elementary School
Vinton Baptist Church
Charles R. Hill Senior Center
William Byrd High School
Mount Pleasant Elementary School
. . . will vote in the WILIAM BYRD HIGH SCHOOL CAFETERIA @ 2902 Washington Avenue on June 23rd. Voters will enter through the Cafeteria and can use any available parking spaces.
CAVE SPRING MAGISTERIAL DISTRICT voters who regularly vote at:
Penn Forest Elementary School
Penn Forest Worship Center
Church of the Holy Spirit
Green Valley Elementary School
Clearbrook Elementary School
The Brambleton Center – Room
1/Gym (Right Side)
South County Library
. . . will vote in the HIDDEN VALLEY HIGH SCHOOL AUXILIARY GYM @ 5000 Titan Trail on June 23rd. Voters will enter through the Auxiliary Gym and can use any available parking spaces.