Absentee voting for the November 5, 2019 General Election began statewide on Friday, September 20, 2019. Qualified Virginia voters may vote absentee in-person at their local voter registration office or by mail.

To vote absentee, registered voters must meet one of 20 eligibility requirements listed on the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application and at elections.virginia.gov/absentee.

“If you can’t make it to the polls on Election Day, casting an absentee ballot is a great option,” said Department of Elections Commissioner Christopher Piper. Voters can request an absentee ballot online at elections.virginia.gov/absentee.

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

·The deadline to register to vote for the November General Election is Tuesday, October 15, 2019.

·The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, October 29, 2019.

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