Voting at Virginia Tech

Should I register to vote at home or in Montgomery County?

You should register to vote in the location you consider your primary address. Deadlines to register vary by state.

Is there an option to register online?

Yes. You can register online through the Virginia Department of Elections. Many other states also offer similar online registration options.

I registered to vote in Montgomery County with my current campus address.

You can vote on campus. Virginia Tech’s Student Government Association sponsors voting precincts in Squires Student Center’s Old Dominion Ballroom (Precinct F3) and the Graduate Life Center’s Multipurpose Room (Precinct E3).

If you will not be present in Montgomery County on Election Day, vote absentee before the election. You can apply to vote absentee through an online application.

I registered to vote in Montgomery County using my residence hall address from last year.

Change your address and then vote on campus.

I registered to vote at home (not Montgomery County) using my permanent address.

Vote in person at your home precinct or request an absentee ballot.

If you need to vote absentee, determine the deadlines for requesting and returning the ballot.

Just for clarification:

  • Do not bring absentee ballots from other localities to a Montgomery County polling place or the Montgomery County Voter Registration Office. You must mail it to your home precinct.
  • Do not request an absentee ballot if you are registered to vote in Montgomery County and you are physically able to go to the polls on Election Day.
  • You cannot vote in person on campus on Election Day unless you are registered to vote in Montgomery County.


Montgomery County deadlines for 2018:

  • Deadline to register to vote or update information on an existing registration is Monday, October 15, 2018 by 5 p.m. through mail or 11:59 online.
  • Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail, fax, or online is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30, 2018.
  • Deadline to request an absentee ballot by appearing in person is 5 p.m. on Saturday, November 3, 2018.
  • Deadline for absentee ballots to be returned to home jurisdictions in Virginia is 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Deadlines vary by state.