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Absentee voting deadline fast approaching

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, Va (WTVR) — Virginia’s General Election is only one week away.  But today is the deadline for those looking to submit an application for absentee voting through the mail.  You have until 5:00 p.m, at which time the ballot must be in your assigned registrars office.  You can drop it off or fax it in.  And the last day to vote absentee in-person is Saturday, November 2, at 5:00 p.m.

Virginia law requires a reason to vote absentee. There are various reasons voters can cast a ballot early.  Who can vote by absentee ballot?

  • Students at institutions of higher learning, and their spouses
  • Absent for business purposes
  • Absent for personal business or vacation
  • At work and commuting 11 hours between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. on Election Day

For a complete list of valid reasons voters can cast an absentee ballot, click here.

Everyone else looking to vote, will do so November 5th.


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