To the Citizens of the Town of Rural Retreat and Wytheville:

With the increase in preventative measures being taken to prevent the exposure to COVID-19, the Wythe County General Registrar would like to urge eligible voters in the Town of Rural Retreat and Wytheville Town Council Elections to vote absentee by mail for the upcoming May 5, 2020 Town Council Election.

The Virginia Department of Elections announced that all town voters may cast Absentee Ballots in the May 5th Town Elections. All voters are encouraged to request and vote an absentee ballot by mail. All eligible voters may request a ballot using Reason Code 2A, even if they do not suffer from an illness or disability.

To request an absentee ballot:
1. Apply online using the Virginia Department of Elections Portal at:
2. CALL (276) 223-6038 or EMAIL This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request an absentee application be sent to you.
3. Important Dates:
    March 20, 2020: Absentee Voting begins for the May 5, 2020 Election
    April 13, 2020: Last day for citizens to register to vote or update their address in order to vote in the May 5, 2020 Election
    April 28, 2020: Last day for the Registrar’s Office to receive an absentee ballot application by mail.

Please ensure that your application is complete. Absentee voters are reminded to allow sufficient time to receive and return your voted ballot, allowing for possible postal delays. Do not delay in requesting or submitting your ballot.