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Director of Elections

Derek Lyall

P: (276) 676-6227
F: (276) 676-6200
E: vote@washcova.com
Office Location:
1 Government Center Pl, Suite A
Abingdon VA, 24210
Mailing Address: PO Box 37, Abingdon, VA 24212
Office Hours:
M-F 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

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Office of the General Voter Registrar

The Office of the General Voter Registrar of Washington County strives to promote the highest level of service to its citizens by providing equitable opportunities to register and vote; and by maintaining accurate records relating to voter registration, elections, and candidates. The Registrar and County Electoral Board are committed to providing each citizen the opportunity to exercise his or her right to vote in accordance with the Constitution of the United States and the Commonwealth of Virginia, and the Code of Virginia thus ensuring fair and impartial elections. The General Voter Registrar is appointed by the Washington County Electoral Board, composed of three members appointed by a majority of the circuit judges of the 28th Judicial Circuit of which Washington County is part.

Electoral Board appointments are based on representation of the two political parties having the highest and next highest number of votes in the Commonwealth of Virginia for Governor at the last preceding gubernatorial election. Two electoral board members shall be of the political party that cast the highest number of votes for Governor at that election. Electoral Board members serve three-year terms and are also responsible for the appointment of officers of elections.

What is on the ballot on March 5, 2024?

Democratic and Republican Primary election for:

President

What is on the ballot on June 18, 2024?

Possible Democratic and Republican Primary election for:

U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives

What is on the ballot on November 5, 2024?

President and Vice President
U.S. Senate
U.S. House of Representatives
Abingdon Town Council (2 seats)
Damascus—Mayor
Damascus Town Council (3 seats)
Damascus Town Council (1 seat—unexpired term)
Glade Spring Town Council (3 seats)
Saltville–Mayor
Saltville Town Council (3 seats)

Note: Additional contests may be added throughout the year.

Important Dates for 2024

March 5, 2024 PresidentialPrimary

January 19                      Early Voting Begins
February 12                     Final Day to Register to Vote
February 23                     Final Day to Request a Mail Ballot
March 2                            Final Day of Early Voting
March 5                            Election Day

June 18, 2024 Primary

May 3                                Early Voting Begins
May 28                              Final Day to Register to Vote
June 7                               Final Day to Request a Mail Ballot
June 15                             Final Day of Early Voting
June 18                             Election Day

November 5, 2024 General Election

September 20                   Early Voting Begins
October 15                        Final Day to Register to Vote
October 25                        Final Day to Request a Mail Ballot
November 2                      Final Day of Early Voting
November 5                      Election Day