Virginia voters eligible to vote absentee for the upcoming election will have an increased opportunity to cast an absentee ballot in-person. Offices of the general registrars will all be open for eight hours this Saturday, November 2, 2013.
Voters must meet one of the numerous eligibility requirements to vote absentee. Applications are available online at www.sbe.virginia.gov or at local voter registration offices. The last day to vote absentee in-person at the local registrar’s office is Saturday, November 2, 2013. Acceptable identification will be required for in-person absentee voting. For a full list of acceptable forms of identification visit http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/VotinginPerson.html or contact the State Board of Elections at 800-552-9745.
Voters should contact their local registrar’s office to confirm business hours for Saturday, November 2nd.
to contact a local voter registration office directly.
Voters are encouraged to visit www.sbe.virginia.gov to obtain more information regarding which contests and candidates are on the ballot for individual voters. Click “What’s on my ballot” on the home page to use this option.
Rumor Buster: There appear to be rumors circulating that absentee ballots are not counted if the margin of victory is not close enough for the absentee ballots to make a difference in the election outcome. That rumor is absolutely false. All absentee ballots cast in-person or properly and timely returned by mail will be counted.