2012 Local Voter Information for
Floyd and Montgomery Counties
This information is compiled by the Montgomery Floyd Regional Library staff. For official information, contact the Floyd County Office of Voter Registration, the Montgomery County Office of Voter Registration, or the Virginia State Board of Elections.
Voter Registration Information
If you are a resident of Virginia and a US citizen, born before November 7, 1994, not mentally incompetent and not a convicted felon, you can register to vote in Virginia (as long as you don't plan to vote in another state).
College Students: A dorm or college address can be an acceptable residential address and does not disqualify you from voting. Legal residence for voter registration purposes may or may not be the same as legal residence for census, driver's license, income tax, tuition, or financial aid purposes. Please read information about College Student Voters and Legal Residency Requirements.
Voter Registration Application Forms are available at any Montgomery-Floyd Regional Library branch, or online. They must be completed and returned to the Voter Registrar for your county.
Voter ID Information
State law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of identification (ID) at the polls. All Virginia active registered voters will be mailed a new voter ID card prior to the November 2012 General Election.
Acceptable forms of ID*:
- Virginia voter identification card
- Valid Virginia driver's license
- Military ID
- Any Federal, Virginia state or local government-issued ID
- Employer issued photo ID card
- Concealed handgun permit
- Valid student ID issued by any institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth of Virginia
- Current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck indicating the name and address of the voter
- Social Security card
* Federal law applies to certain first time voters and has different acceptable forms of ID. Read more details and search your name in the state's database for the ID Requirements that applies to you.
Voters who do not bring an acceptable form of ID to the polls will vote on a provisional ballot. This ballot will only be counted if the local electoral board receives a copy of your ID by noon on the Friday after the election.
Floyd and Montgomery County Ballots
Below are all of the races in Floyd and Montgomery Counties. What is on an individual's ballot will depend upon the county, district, and/or town in which one resides.
All of Floyd and Montgomery Counties reside in the 9th Congressional District of Virginia.
|Locality||Office||Ballot Name||Political Party||Incumbent|
|Statewide||United States Senate||George F. Allen||Republican||No|
|Statewide||United States Senate||Timothy M. Kaine||Democrat||No|
|9th Congressional District of Virginia||U.S. House of Representatives||H. Morgan Griffith||Republican||Yes|
|9th Congressional District of Virginia||U.S. House of Representatives||Anthony J. Flaccavento||Democrat||No|
Virginia Constitutional Amendments:
|1||Article I. Bill of Rights.||Section 11. Due process of law; obligation of contracts; taking of private property; prohibited discrimination; jury trial in civil cases.||Proposed Amendment PDF|
|2||Article IV. Legislature.||Section 6. Legislative sessions.||Proposed Amendment PDF|
|See also the Board of Elections' Brochure on both amendments|
County / Local Races:
|County||Office||Ballot Name||Political Party||Incumbent||District|
|Floyd||Member School Board||Maria C. "Faye" Nichols||Independent||No||District A (Locust Grove)|
|Montgomery||Commonwealth's Attorney||Mary K. Pettitt||Republican||No|
|Montgomery||Commonwealth's Attorney||Peggy H. Frank||Democrat||No|
Searchable Voter Information Database
The most comprehensive source for an individual's voting information is found in the Virginia State Board of Elections' searchable database. If you are a registered voter, you can enter your information into this form and find your registration status, Voter ID requirement, the Districts in which you reside, your polling location, what's on your ballot, and your Voter Registrar's contact information.
Dates to remember
October 15, 2012 - Voter registration deadline
October 30, 2012 - Last day for mailed or faxed absentee voter forms accepted
November 3, 2012 - Last day to vote absentee in-person
November 6, 2012 - Election Day