March 25, 2020

Information from the General Registrar regarding the upcoming May election: During the COVID-19 crisis all voters are eligible to use 2A (Illness/ incapacity) reason, with no explanation, for voting absentee. 

  • Reminder: Voter registration deadline for the May 5th Election has not changed. April 13, 2020 is the deadline for adds, changes of address or name. 
  • Virginia Portal for Registration
  • Online absentee application information.
  • Absentee Ballot Application (may be printed, completed and mailed, faxed or e-mailed into the Voter Registrar’s Office. 
  • The Voter Registrar’s office is still staffed and open to the public, and while social distancing will be practiced, individuals can still vote absentee. No more than two in the office at a time. 
  • The Voter Registrar will also come to the car for those who find it difficult to come in the building, Just call 731-3639 or 267-3156. There may be a minute or two wait, please be patient. For in-person or curbside, a photo ID is still required.

Please call 540-731-3639 or 267-3156 with any questions. 

Community Wellness Message: The Radford community is continuing to respond to COVID-19. Together, we need resolve and compassion and have a responsibility, an obligation to our city, commonwealth, and country. This means that citizens should take care of your family and look out for your neighbors who may need extra assistance. We are a social society and as such, much of our daily lives include social interaction; however, during this time citizens are reminded to practice social distancing when leaving home to complete essential tasks.

Some ways we can promote community wellness during this time include:

  • Take care of each other, look out for those who may need extra assistance.
  • Don’t hoard supplies, buy what you need to live on for a week to two weeks at a time. 
  • Protect supply chains and medical infrastructure.
  • Support local businesses, including our local restaurants, many are offering delivery services or curbside takeout at this time. 
  • Practice Good Hygiene including: 
    • Stay home when you are sick
    • Avoid contact with sick people
    • Cover your mouth and nose with a tissue or your sleeve (not your hands) when coughing or sneezing
    • Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds; use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer if soap and water are not available
    • Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth
    • Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces
  • Practice social distancing. Maintain at least six feet of space between yourself and other individuals when out in public; and
  • Avoid crowds of more than 10 people.

Together, we will be far more successful than we could ever be alone.  

For more information, call the New River Health District’s COVID-19 public health call center at 540-267-8240. Hours are Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 8 p.m.; Saturday, 8 a.m. to noon and Sunday, noon to 4 p.m. After hours, leave a message. For the most accurate and up-to-date information online, visit,, and