What students need to know to vote in the Nov. 6 election

From: Student Affairs

Students who plan to vote in Virginia in the Nov. 6 general and special election must register or update their address by Monday, Oct. 15. Deadlines vary by state.  

An online application is available through the Virginia Department of Elections. Students may also use the application to apply to vote absentee. Other states offer similar online registration options.

Students should register to vote in the location they consider their primary address and return absentee ballots to home jurisdictions.

“Students should not bring absentee ballots from other localities to a Montgomery County polling place or the Montgomery County Voter Registration Office in Christiansburg,” said Connie Viar, Montgomery County’s director of elections and general registrar.

Students can vote on campus and use their Hokie Passport as photo identification. Virginia Tech’s Student Government Association sponsors voting precincts in Squires Student Center’s Old Dominion Ballroom and the Graduate Life Center’s Multipurpose Room. 


Montgomery County Deadlines for 2018:

· Deadline to register to vote or update information is Monday, Oct. 15 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

· Deadline to request an absentee ballot by appearing in person is 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3

· Deadline for home jurisdictions to receive absentee ballots in Virginia is 7 p.m. on Election Day

For additional resources and information:
Voting at Virginia Tech
Office of the University Registrar
Virginia Department of Elections
U.S. Election Assistance Commission