Voter Information

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Important information for citizens previously served by the Bedford City General Registrar’s Office:
Voters formerly served by the Bedford City General Registrar’s Office should contact the Bedford County General Registrar, Barbara Gunter, for all services related to voter registration and elections effective July 1, 2013. The office is located in the County Administration Building at 122 E Main Street, Bedford, VA 24523. The telephone number is 540-586-7649. Office hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Official Notice of Elections
A Democratic Party Presidential Primary and a Republican Party Presidential Primary will be conducted on March 1, 2016.
All regular voting locations will be open. Voters must determine the party primary in which they will participate. Voters may not vote in both primaries.

Section 24.2-545 of the Code of Virginia allows the political party holding a primary to determine requirements for voting in the primary. The Republican Party of Virginia has determined that the following statement shall be a requirement of your participation: “My signature below indicates that I am a Republican.”

If you are not already registered to vote, Virginians must apply to register to vote (or update their registration name and current address) NO LATER THAN FEBRUARY 8, 2016, for participation in the March 1 Primary Election. If you are currently registered to vote, you do not need to re-register unless you have made a change to your name or address, in which case you need to notify the Registrar in writing.

For registered voters who need to vote by absentee ballot, the Bedford County Voter Registration Office is open from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Absentee voting is also available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday, February 27, 2016.

All in-person voters are required to present acceptable photo identification. Voters who do not have an acceptable form of photo identification may obtain a free Virginia Voter Photo Identification Card through any local Voter Registration Office.

Please contact the Voter Registration Office if you have any questions.

More information is available at the Virginia Department of Elections

Military and overseas Absentee Voter Notice

Office Info

General Registrar: Barbara J. Gunter
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Assistant Registrar: Connie Powers
Cindy Kanode
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday
Address: 122 East Main Street, Suite 204
Bedford, VA  24523
Phone Number: (540) 586-7649
Fax Number: (540) 586-8358


Electoral Board:

Chairman:    Janeta A. Dudley, 434/525-4671,

Vice-Chairman:  Carleen H. Bowyer, 540/586-0036,       

Secretary:      Charles T. Walker 540/297-5511,


Virginia Department of Elections (SBE)

Washington Building, First Floor
1100 Bank Street
Richmond, VA  23219
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