Registrar's Office


NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING

     NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that a public hearing will be held on January 9, 2024, at 7:00 p.m., or as soon thereafter as may be heard, before the Lynchburg City Council in the Council Chamber of the City Hall located at 900 Church Street, Lynchburg, Virginia 24504 for the purpose of receiving public comment on the proposed adoption of an ordinance that would change and relocate the polling place of Precinct 4 of Ward 2 in the City of Lynchburg, Virginia, from Fairview Christian Church, 2705 Campbell Avenue, to William Marvin Bass Elementary School, 1730 Seabury Avenue.  The reason for such proposed change and relocation is to help reduce access barriers for disabled and/or handicapped citizens so they may have easier access to a polling place. The proposed polling place would be located outside of Precinct 4 of Ward 2, but would be within one mile of the said precinct’s boundary in accordance with § 24.2-310 of the Code of Virginia.  The full text of the said ordinance proposed for adoption and an accompanying Geographic Information System (GIS) map illustrating the proposed change may be inspected in the office of the Clerk of Council in the City Hall, Council / Manager’s Office, 900 Church Street – 3rd Floor, Lynchburg, VA 24504, Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., and on the following City-operated website: www.lynchburgva.gov.  All persons are invited to attend the said public hearing to express their views.  Questions and/or comments concerning this matter should be directed to Mr. Daniel Pense, the General Registrar for the City of Lynchburg, Virginia, at (434) 477-5999 or Daniel.Pense@lynchburgva.gov.

Proposed Ordinance (PDF) 

Proposed Relocation of Polling Place Map (PDF)

Office location:     

Mailing address:

825 Kemper Street
Lynchburg, VA 24501
P.O. Box 10036
Suite A Lynchburg, VA 24506


For those wishing to vote by mail, absentee ballot applications and instructions can be found online at https://www.elections.virginia.gov/formswarehouse/absentee/. Applications can be sent by mail or email to the Lynchburg registrar’s office at any time but must be received in the office by 5 PM 11 days before Election Day which is usually the second last Friday before Election Day.  

A drop box for absentee ballots will be available during early voting hours at the Registrar’s office.

 Email address:  registrar@lynchburgva.gov

Mail to:
Office of the Registrar
P.O. Box 10036
Lynchburg, VA 24506

You may also send an email to the Registrar's Office.

Voting Equipment

The City of Lynchburg uses Unisyn Voting equipment. All voting equipment must undergo rigorous testing and certification by the State Board of Elections. All ballots in Lynchburg are marked on paper, including the one touch-screen voting device offered to voters with disabilities who could have trouble filling in the circles on a paper ballot with ink; the touch-screen devices print a paper ballot on which the voter can confirm that his or her vote was properly recorded. All paper ballots are fed into a scanning machine for counting, and the machine keeps an electronic image of every ballot scanned. The scanned vote totals are reviewed and confirmed one by one for each voting precinct by the Electoral Board the day after each election in a "canvass."

All absentee ballots submitted by mail or brought to the registrar's office before and during Election Day are required to be submitted in supplied envelope which includes the voter's signature.

The electronic vote totals and the images are downloaded onto thumb drives at the close of federal elections. All paper ballots from all elections and thumb drives are kept by the circuit court clerk's office for twenty two months after federal elections so that they can be examined and counted in the case of a recount or other review.

Electoral Board

The three-member Electoral Board (appointed by the Circuit Court) and the General Registrar (appointed by the Electoral Board) have the mission of maintaining an accurate list of registered voters and administering elections in a fair, efficient, and equitable manner. The General Registrar for the City of Lynchburg manages all activities related to voter registration, facilitates citizen education regarding registration and voting, and works under the direction of the Electoral Board to prepare for, administer, and report the results of local, state and federal elections.