Registered voters no longer need to cite a reason to submit an absentee ballot
Beginning today, registered voters in Virginia have the option of completing an absentee ballot in the Nov. 3 general election.
Under legislation approved by the 2020 General Assembly and signed by Gov. Ralph Northam, all voters are eligible for absentee voting; previously, the option was available only to those with a qualifying reason, such as business travel, college or military service.
The changes are designed to make voting convenient and safe, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic. That means voters now can decide whether to fill out a ballot at their polling place on Election Day or submit an absentee ballot – either by mail or in person – in advance.
“Voting can now occur at your choice of time,” said Mark J. Coakley, Henrico County’s general registrar.Continue reading Voting by absentee ballot begins for Nov. 3 general election
Absentee voting by mail is encouraged; additional measures planned for June 23 election
Preparations are underway in Henrico for the June 23 primary election, and like other institutions, the election is confronting new challenges from the COVID-19 pandemic.Continue reading With COVID-19 in mind, Henrico readies for primary