Those intending to vote by absentee ballot in the Nov. 5 general election can now do so.
Friday marked the beginning of absentee voting in Virginia. To cast an absentee ballot, voters must be registered to vote in Virginia and must meet one of the eligibility requirements listed on the absentee ballot application.
The application and additional information on the absentee voting process is available at the State Board of Elections website, www.sbe.virginia.gov. Applications may be completed in person at the registrar’s office no later than Nov. 2. They also may be mailed or faxed to the registrar’s office no later than Tuesday, Oct. 29, at 5 p.m.
Absentee ballots may be cast by mail or in person at the registrar’s office. The voter must list the qualifying reason for voting absentee.
The deadline to apply to register to vote in Virginia for the upcoming general election is Oct. 15. Virginia residents are encouraged to check their registration status and polling place on the above-mentioned website, by calling their local registrar’s office or by calling the State Board of Elections toll free at 1-800-552-9745.
Individuals may also update their registration or apply to register to vote online at SBE’s website.