Virginia voters be warned: while a deadline for absentee ballot requests is next week, your ballot should be put in the mail this weekend if you want to be sure it counts.
More than 10,000 absentee ballot envelopes sent to voters by the Board of Elections in the nation’s capital did not feature a reminder to include stamps.
Virginia voters have just over a week left to request an absentee ballot to complete by mail.
Absentee voting in Virginia is in full swing, and as voters head to 10 polling locations across the county, students are preparing to help out at the polls on Nov. 6.
Virginians who can’t make it to the polls on Election Day can now cast an absentee ballot at their local voter registration office either in-person or by mail.
A Fairfax County focus group this summer found many college students who have gotten an absentee ballot simply fail to send it back because a U.S. Postal Service stamp seems to be a foreign concept to them.
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The election season is about to get underway in Virginia — absentee voting for the commonwealth’s June 13 primary elections begins Friday.
In Virginia, more than 100,000 Fairfax County voters have cast ballots, including in-person and mail-in ballots.
Montgomery County has already topped the number of absentee ballots requested during the last presidential election with two more weeks to go for voters to file an application.
Early voting numbers in Virginia are dramatically higher compared with the 2012 general election.
“Our expectation with our absentee turnout numbers should be somewhere around 100,000 votes,” said Fairfax County Registrar Cameron Sasnett.b
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