Va. in-person absentee voting deadline extended

WASHINGTON — The Commissioner of the Department of Elections has extended the in-person absentee voting deadline for three Virginia special elections to 2 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9.

The deadline to return a mailed absentee ballot for the special election is 7 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 10.

The extension followed the state of emergency issued by Gov. Terry McAuliffe Friday in response to inclement weather approaching the Commonwealth.

Three legislative special elections are set to occur in multiple localities across Virginia on Tuesday, Jan. 10. The localities include parts of Virginia Beach, Prince Edward, Charles City, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Goochland, Hanover, Henrico, Louisa, Richmond City, Amherst County, Appomattox, Buckingham and Lynchburg.

While there is no early voting in Virginia, there are 19 acceptable reasons for voting absentee, including illness, military service, being away from home, a long commute and pregnancy. A full list of qualifying reasons to vote absentee can be found here.

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