In-person early voting begins in Virginia

“Any Virginia voter can go and participate in early in-person voting at their general registrar’s office in their jurisdiction,” said Virginia Elections Commissioner Susan Beals.

Although the midterm elections will not be held until November 8, early personal voting already starting Friday across Virginia.

“Any Virginia voter can go and participate in early in-person voting at their general registrar’s office in their jurisdiction,” said Virginia Elections Commissioner Susan Beals.



Voters who do so must provide their names and addresses and show acceptable forms of identification or sign a statement confirming identification.

“In addition, on Friday we will begin sending out verification ballots to military and overseas voters, as well as anyone who has applied for a verification card,” Beals said.

Voters must apply online if they want to be elected absentee ballot sent to them.

All 11 U.S. House seats are on statewide ballots, though only two are considered truly competitive.

The most closely watched race is in the Virginia Beach-area 2nd District, where Democratic Rep. Elaine Luria faces Republican Sen. Jen Keegans.

According to non-partisan Cook Political Report, this election is a toss-up, making Luria one of the most vulnerable members of Congress in the country this year.

Another competitive race is in the 7th District, which includes parts of Prince William, Stafford, Spotsylvania and Culpeper counties.

Democratic Rep. Abigail Spanberger is running against Prince William Yesley Vega, a member of the Prince County Board of Supervisors.

According to the Cook Political Report, this race is “leaning Democratic.”

“Every voter will have the opportunity to vote for their member of Congress, but there may also be some additional races on the ballot depending on where you live,” Beals said.

Some of the local races include mayor and several city council members in Fairfax City. An Arlington County Board seat is on the ballot, as are two Loudoun County School Board seats.

In-person early voting in Maryland begins on October 27. In the District of Columbia, it begins on October 31.

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