Early in-person voting begins in Virginia

RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY) – Early in-person voting for the Virginia general election begins September 23rd and runs through November 5th.

Election day is Tuesday, November 8.

According to the press release, registered voters who wish to vote early in person should go to the general registrar’s office in their registered jurisdiction, present a valid ID and vote.

Acceptable forms of identification include a Virginia driver’s license, military ID, work ID, or student ID.

Some jurisdictions may offer early in-person voting at additional locations in addition to the main registrar’s office. The location of the registry offices can be found at Virginia Department of Elections website.

Early in-person voting will also be held on the two Saturdays before Election Day.

Stamp coupons will also be sent out on September 23 to military personnel and voters abroad, as well as those who have applied for them. Registered voters can request an absentee ballot in person, by mail, or online.

Confirmation ballots must be posted no later than November 8.

Virginians who want to vote in this year’s election have until October 17th to register. People can register online or at their local registration office, public library or DMV.

However, Virginia residents can now participate as well same day registration. This means that people who are not registered by October 17 can vote at the polling stations, but via a provisional ballot.

“Preliminary ballots are not processed by the vote count during voting, but are subject to approval by the local election commission before the ballots are counted,” the election website says. “If your application for registration has been approved and there are no other questions, your ballot will be counted. If your ballot is not counted, you will be notified in writing by your Chief Registrar.’

On election day (November 8), polling stations open at 6 a.m. The ballots will include local positions and elections for the US House of Representatives.

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