Boy am I proud and happy to be a Virginian (at least for the past 61 years), especially in this election season in the middle of a pandemic.
We all want, and need, to vote, but we also need to take care of ourselves. Standing on long lines on Election Day may not be the best idea, but vote we must.
First of all you can, right now, request in writing that an absentee ballot be sent to you. The form is available at the Voter Registrar’s office or online from the Virginia Department of Elections (elections.virginia.gov). Return the completed form to the Registrar and a ballot will be sent to you by mail shortly after Sept. 18. You then have the option of returning it by mail or depositing it in the special Ballot Drop Box located in the parking lot adjacent to the Registrar’s office building in the Gloucester Courthouse area.
A second option for early voting is going to the Registrar’s office during regular business hours any work day after Sept. 18 a...
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