Deadline Saturday for absentee voting in Va. governor’s race

You won't get a sticker for your absentee vote, but you will have done your civil duty. (AP Photo/Gerry Broome)(AP/Gerry Broome)
WASHINGTON — If you can’t make it to the voting booth next Tuesday for the Virginia gubernatorial race, time is running out to get your absentee ballot.

The deadline to request a ballot be mailed to you is 5 p.m. this Tuesday, Oct. 31. The last opportunity to vote absentee is at 5 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 4.

There are 20 qualifying reasons to vote absentee. Those include an illness, pregnancy, long commutes or even religious obligations.

For most of these reasons, you may need to including supporting documentation.

If you plan to vote by mail, election officials ask you to make your ballot request as soon as possible.

Election Day is Tuesday, Nov. 7. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. For information about the candidates, check out WTOP’s coverage of the race.

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