Are You Registered?

The very first thing you have to do is make sure you’re registered to vote.

Not sure if your registered or where you vote? Head over to the Virginia Department of Elections to check your voter registration status and find your polling place.

Please note, the deadline to register to vote or change your details is October 13.

What Is The Ballot Question?

The approved referendum language that will be on the ballot will read as follows.

Shall casino gaming be permitted at a casino gaming establishment in the City of Bristol, Virginia at 500 Gate City Highway, Bristol, Virginia 24201 (former Bristol Mall) as may be approved by the Virginia Lottery Board?

If you support a Hard Rock Hotel & Casino coming to Bristol, you should VOTE YES.

Please note, this referendum question will only appear on ballots for voters in Bristol, VA. It will not appear on ballots in Washington County, VA or Bristol, TN.

Below is a sample Bristol, VA ballot. The casino referendum will be the last question!

How to Vote

So, you’re registered to vote and you vote in Bristol, VA? Great! Then you have a few different options this year on when and how you can actually cast your ballot:

By Mail
Vote NOW – Nov 3

Until October 23, you may request an absentee ballot by mail. Return it by Election Day.

Vote NOW – Oct 31

You may show up in-person at City Hall during business hours to complete an absentee ballot until 5PM on October 31.

Drive-Up Window
Vote NOW – Oct 31

You may drive-up to the window at City Hall during business hours to complete an absentee ballot from your vehicle until 5PM on October 31.

On Election Day
Vote On Nov 3

Don’t want to vote early? That’s okay. Just show up at your polling place on November 3 and cast your vote in-person!

For more info on how to register to vote, deadlines, what you need to bring, and what options are available to vote, please contact the Bristol Registrar’s Office or the Virginia Department of Elections.