While Election Day is still more than two months away, with the introduction of no-excuse absentee and early voting in the commonwealth, the start of the 2020 election in Virginia is much closer than that, as the first ballots will be cast in just about three weeks.
In-person early voting begins Friday, Sept. 18 statewide, which is about the same time that absentee ballots will begin to be sent by mail to voters who requested them. Early in-person voting continues during regular office hours up until the Saturday before the Nov. 3 election. The Gloucester and Mathews offices will also be open the final two Saturdays before Election Day.
Even after early voting begins, those who aren’t registered can do so and still take part in the 2020 election. The deadline to register to vote is Tuesday, Oct. 13 and registration can be done online (www.elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal) or in person. Voters can also request their absentee ballot be mailed to them, check their registration...
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