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Absentee Ballots

ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAILis allowed for persons who are unable to go to the polls because of illness or physical disability; persons who are away on business or vacation; persons working at least 11 hours between 6:00 am and 7:00 pm; persons who are confined or awaiting trial; students who are attending school and their spouses; primary caretaker of a disabled or ill family member; members of the armed forces and their dependents, persons and their spouse or dependent employed outside US and persons with a religious obligation.

To obtain an Absentee Ballot Application contact the Voter Registrars Office or download from Absentee Ballot Application (http://elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/index.html ).

Absentee Ballot Applications, for all, must be completed and returned to the Voter Registrar not less than seven days prior to the election. Voted ballots must be received on or before Election Day.

ABSENTEE VOTING IN PERSON: The Saturday before Election Day is the last day to vote in person at the Office of the General Registrar. The office will be open from 9 A.M. to 5 P.M. on that Saturday. For faster service, call before you leave home. If time allows, we will prepare the necessary forms prior to your arrival.

ANNUAL APPLICATION FOR AN ABSENTEE BALLOT DUE TO PHYSICAL DISABILITY OR ILLNESS
In order to assist a person with a long-term disability or illness, the Code of Virginia was amended in 2001 to include an Annual Application. By completing this application, which requires a doctor's signature, the applicant is entitled to all applicable ballots for the remainder of the calendar year. If you, or someone you know would benefit from this type of application, please call for a complete explanation or see 24.2-703.1 of the Code of Virginia ( http://leg1.state.va.us/cgi-bin/legp504.exe?000+cod+24.2-703.1 ).


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