Absentee Voting: It's Easier Than You Think

Why would you want to vote early or absentee?
There are many reasons why you might want to vote early or to use an absentee ballot. Will you be out of town on business or vacation? Are you a first-responder, active military or do you have other work obligations that might keep from the polls? These are just some of the reasons you might not be able to make it the polls on Election Day, so plan to vote early or to get an absentee ballot in advance. Also, if you have friends or family who might need to vote early or use an absentee ballot, pass this article on to them and encourage them to use one of these options. Every vote is critical.

How do you get an absentee ballot?

  • Apply online – click here and you will go the site to request your ballot.

  • Apply in-Person at the local registrar’s office located at: 571 Front Street, Lovingston, VA 22949

How do you cast an absentee ballot?
If you have requested an absentee ballot online, it will be mailed to you. Once you have completed your absentee ballot in the presence of a witness, who signs the accompanying form, you return the signed ballot and the witness form by mail, fax or send it as an attachment per the instructions on the ballot. Click here for more information.

Critical Dates to Remember
September 20 Absentee balloting begins
October 15 Last day to register to vote
Oct. 26 & Nov. 2 Saturday in-person absentee voting
October 29 Last day to request absentee by mail

Before applying for an absentee ballot be sure you are registered to vote that you have an acceptable form of photo ID. After applying, you can check to see if your absentee application was received, your ballot was sent to you and if your completed ballot was received at the citizen portal.

For more information check here www.vote.virginia.gov

Be sure to vote!
Lynn Fontana, Vice Chair NCDC

Nelson Democrats