A behind the scenes look at the absentee voting process
Nearly half of Henrico registered voters have already cast their ballots for the 2020 general election. Many voted early in person at the Western and Eastern Government Centers. Others dropped their ballots in the mail or county drop boxes.
The surge in absentee voting has changed the way the ballots are counted. Ballots completed in person are scanned immediately, just as they are on Election Day. Mailed and drop box ballots go through a methodical process before they’re counted.
If you've seen the movie “Groundhog Day,” elections workers are living it. It's been Election Day for them for the past six weeks.
It begins with a team of election officers. One opens the ballot and reads aloud the name of the voter. A second officer looks for the name on the voter registration log to ensure that person is eligible to vote.Read More