Avoid Covid-19 Exposure, Vote Early!

Due to the Coronavirus crisis, State of Virginia allows certain voters to request a ballet by mail. You can also stop by the polling place to vote in person from September 18,2020 to October 31, 2020. You can vote until the Saturday before election day.

You do not have to have a reason or fill out an application to vote early.

Before you go, you have to take acceptable forms of valid ID: Voter registration confirmation documents, a valid Virginia driver’s license (expired or unexpired), a valid United States passport, or any other identification card issued by any institution of higher education located in any state or territory of the United States, any valid employee identification card with photograph of the voter, issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business, tribal enrollment or other tribal photo photo ID, Virginia Voter Photo ID card, or a copy of a current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document that shows the name and address of the voter.

What if you forget to take your ID to vote in polling place? You still can vote with a signed ID confirmation statement or a provisional ballet. It will be offered and you are allowed until the Friday at noon following the election to provide a copy of acceptable identification to the electoral board or sign

an ID Confirmation Statement. Provisional voters receive a notice to remind them of the deadline and right to attend the electoral board meeting.

So who can vote? Be a citizen of the United States, be a resident of Virginia and of the precinct in which you want to vote, be 18 years old (any one who is 17 years old and will be 18 years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election), not have been convicted of a felony, or have had your civil rights restored, not currently be declared mentally incompetent by a court of law.

Of course, You can get a help like accessible equipment and/or curbside voting too.

(source from Virginia Department of Elections)


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