Registrars’ schedules for absentee voting (Corrected)

Posted: October 29, 2012

Star staff report

 

Voter registrar offices in all Virginia localities will be open today and next Saturday for absentee voting leading up to the Nov. 6 election.

According to a State Board of Elections press release, the offices will be open for in-person absentee voting for a minimum of eight hours today and Nov. 3.

Some localities offer multiple locations for citizens to vote absentee. Voters should contact their local registrar’s office to confirm voting locations and business hours for today and Nov. 3, the last day the ballots can be cast in person.

To be eligible to cast an absentee ballot, residents must meet one of 17 requirements, which can be obtained by calling or visiting the local voter registrar’s office.

Eligible voters may complete an absentee ballot application and vote in the registrar’s office or other designated location.

Recent changes to voter identification laws in Virginia are applicable to those casting absentee ballots in person. For a full list of acceptable forms of identification, visit sbe.virginia.gov/VotinginPerson or contact the State Board of Elections at 800-552-9745.

 

 

To vote absentee by mail, the request application must be received at the voter’s local registrar’s office by 5 p.m. Tuesday (This is corrected -- not Wednesday).

 

 

All absentee ballots completed properly and returned by the deadline will be counted, the release states.

 

 

The Winchester voter registrar’s office is at 107 N. East Lane (540-545-7910); Frederick’s is at 107 N. Kent St., Suite 102 (540-665-5660); and Clarke’s is at 101 Chalmers Court (540-955-5168).