In-person polling changes for Roanoke County residents in place for Tuesday’s Primary Elections due to COVID-19


FILE – In this April 7, 2020, file photo voters line up at Riverside High School for Wisconsin’s primary election in Milwaukee. Advocates for the disabled and minority voters in Wisconsin filed a sweeping federal lawsuit Monday, May 18, 2020, asking a judge to order that more poll workers be hired, every voter in the state receive an absentee ballot and a host of other changes be made to ensure the August primary and November presidential elections can be held safely amid the coronavirus pandemic.(AP Photo/Morry Gash, File)

ROANOKE COUNTY, Va. (WFXR) – As the coronavirus pandemic continues during the approach of this month’s primary elections, the Roanoke County Electoral Board has announced changes to polling places for Roanoke County residents.

The announced changes are temporary and have been approved by the Virginia Department of Elections and are only valid for the June 23 Election.

Registered voters wanting to participate int he Republican Primary Election will either need to vote absentee or in-person at their magisterial district’s temporary “super-precinct.”

Catawba Magisterial District

  • Glenvar Middle School, 4555 Malus Drive

Hollins Magisterial District

  • Mountain View Elementary School, 5901 Plantation Circle

Windsor Hills Magisterial District

  • Hidden Valley Middle School, 4902 Hidden Valley School Road

Vinton Magisterial District

  • William Byrd High School, 2902 Washington Avenue

Cave Spring Magisterial District

  • Hidden Valley High School, 5000 Titan Trail

All registered voters in Roanoke County will receive a postcard letting them know of their regular precinct assignment as well as their temporary super-precinct assignment.

The Roanoke County Electoral Board recommends that voters bring this card with them to their temporary super-precinct on Election Day to ensure they visit the correct polling location and to simplify the check-in process.

Precincts will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on June 23.

For those still wishing to vote absentee, be sure to visit to submit an online request for an absentee ballot.

Voters can also call the Roanoke County Department of Elections at (540) 772-7500 or email

The deadline for the County Department of Elections to receive any mailed or emailed Virginia Absentee Ballot Application is Tuesday, June 16 at 5 p.m.

You can also visit the Roanoke County Department of Elections’ new office at 900 Chestnut Street in Vinton to vote absentee in-person which can be done between the hours of 8 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday through June 19 as well as Saturday, June 20 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The Registrar’s office is no longer inside the Roanoke County Administration Building.

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