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Posted on: October 2, 2019

[ARCHIVED] Absentee Voting Available for Nov. 5 Election

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Absentee voting for the Nov. 5, 2019 General Election is now available. Qualified Virginia voters may vote absentee in-person at their local voter registration office or by mail. James City County’s voter registration office is located at 5300 Palmer Lane, Williamsburg, VA 23188.

To vote absentee, registered voters must meet eligibility requirements listed on the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application and at

Voters can request an absentee ballot online at

Important dates to remember if voting in the Nov. 5 General Election:

  • The deadline to register to vote for the November General Election is Tuesday, Oct. 15,
  • The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 29,
  • In-person absentee voting is available Monday through Friday during regular voting registration office hours, and on Saturday, Oct. 26, 2019 and Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019.
  • The deadline to vote absentee in-person is Saturday, Nov. 2,
  • The deadline for voter registration offices to receive absentee ballots is 7 p.m. on Election Day, Nov. 5, 2019.

If requesting an absentee ballot by mail, the Department of Elections advises applying as early as possible to account for any potential delays in mail delivery.

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

To find more about the November General Election, visit For more local information including what’s on the ballot and how to become an Election Officer, visit or call 757-259-4949.

Media Contact:
Diana Moorman, Director of Elections and General Registrar

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