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It is the responsibility of this office to oversee all aspects of the local Electoral process and to make sure that the voting rights of the all Wise County citizens are upheld in accordance to the Code of Virginia.

General Registrar: Allison J. Robbins
Assistant Registrar: Rachel Lester
E-Mail Address:
Office Hours: Mon-Fri – 8:30am-5:00pm
Address:   5607 Patriot Drive
Wise County Justice Center
Wise, VA 24293
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 309, Wise, VA 24293
Telephone Number: (276) 328-8331
(276) 328-7111 FAX

For more information on Voter Registration, Upcoming Elections, Election Results or if you have questions about the electoral process, see the Virginia State Board of Elections web site.

Electoral Board


Juanita Quillen, Chairman

Alberta Mitchell, Vice-Chairman

Eula Hughes, Secretary

For Immediate Release
September 4, 2020

For more information contact:
Allison J. Robbins

Early Voting in Virginia

Wise County voters will have new options for voting ahead of the November 3rd, 2020 Presidential Election.  Virginia will now be offering three distinct ways in which all eligible voters can choose to vote.

Early Voting in Person

Any qualified registered Wise County voter can now vote early in the General Registrar’s Office.  Early Voting begins on Friday, September 18th, and will end on Saturday, October 31st.  The Wise County General Registrar’s Office will be open Monday – Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. to accommodate any voters who wish to vote early.  Additionally, the General Registrar’s office will be open on Saturday, October 24th, and Saturday, October 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Early Voting.

New legislation passed during this year’s General Assembly session also allowed for the creation of additional Early Voting locations.  Wise County voters will also be able to vote early at the Big Stone Gap Town Hall beginning on October 12th through October 31st during the hours of 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.   The Big Stone Gap Town Hall will also be open on Saturday, October 24th and Saturday, October 31st from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. for Early Voting.

Saturday, October 31st is the last day to vote early.

Absentee Voting by Mail

Beginning on July 1st, 2020 any registered voter may submit an application to receive an absentee ballot through the mail.  We will begin mailing ballots September 18th, 2020.  To request an Absentee Ballot by Mail apply online at, you may also contact the General Registrar’s Office to request an application.

October 23rd is the last day to request an Absentee Ballot by mail.

Election Day Voting

In-Person voting will continue to available at all regular polling locations in Wise County on November 3rd, 2020.  Precincts will open at 6:00 a.m. and close at 7:00 p.m.  If you are in line at 7:00 p.m., you will be able to vote.  Do not get out of line if you are in line to vote at 7:00 p.m.

To find out where you vote on Election Day you visit or contact the General Registrar’s Office.


Deadlines Date Time

Voter Registration Deadline

October 13th, 2020

5:00 PM

Absentee (Early) Voting Begins

September 18th, 2020

8:30 AM – 5:00 PM

Absentee Vote By Mail Request Deadline

October 23rd, 2020

5:00 PM

Absentee (Early) In Person Deadline

October 31st, 2020

5:00 PM

Election Day

November 3rd, 2020

6:00 AM – 7:00 PM

Electorial Board Minutes:

2016 July 18   Draft Approved
  July 26   Draft Approved
2017 March 13 Agenda Draft Approved
  March 27 Agenda Draft Approved
  August 1 Agenda Draft Approved
  October 10 Agenda Draft Approved
2018 February 6 Agenda Draft Approved
  March 5 Agenda Draft Approved
2019 June 12 Agenda Draft Approved
  June 17 Agenda Draft Approved
2020 March 4 Agenda Draft Approved
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