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Absentee voting for the November 6 General Election starts statewide tomorrow, Friday, Sept. 21. Qualified Virginia voters may vote absentee in-person at their local voter registration office or vote absentee by mail. To vote absentee, registered voters must meet one of the 20 eligibility requirements listed on the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application."Absentee voting is a great option for those who can’t make it to the polls on Election Day,” said Department of Elections Commissioner Christopher Piper. “Whether you vote absentee by mail or in-person, it is important that you exercise your right to vote.” Voters can request an absentee ballot online using the Department’s secure online Citizen Portal at www.vote.virginia.gov. Important dates to remember if voting in the Nov. 6 General Election include:
Virginia law requires voters to present an acceptable photo ID when voting in-person. For a list of acceptable forms of photo identification, or to find out how to obtain a free Virginia Voter Photo ID Card, please visit www.vote.virginia.gov. Voters can also find information about the upcoming election and check their registration status on the site.Office hours and locations for in-person absentee voting may vary by locality and are available at www.vote.virginia.gov.To request a ballot by mail, the Department of Elections advises applying as early as possible to account for any potential delays in mail delivery.Media Contact:Andrea Gaines804-864-8928; Andrea.Gaines@Elections.Virginia.Gov