Vote-by-mail request deadline moved earlier in the calendar, Lynchburg officials say

Local News

LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) — Lynchburg’s General Registrar is reminding voters of a new deadline for requesting mail ballots for the November election.

She says a new Virginia law went into effect July 1, moving the deadline to request a mail ballot earlier to Oct. 23.

Before, the Registrar’s Office needed to receive requests for mail ballots seven days before the election.

“We have to receive your application 11 days before the election,” said Christine Gibbons, Lynchburg’s General Registrar and Director of Elections. “That gives a little bit of time for that to be mailed out, and so it gives you a little bit of an option of mailing it back or bringing it back to our office.”

Virginians no longer need an excuse to vote absentee. Any registered voter can request a mail ballot.

Latest Stories

Get breaking news, weather, and sports delivered to your smartphone with the WFXR News app available on Apple and Android.

Copyright 2020 Nexstar Broadcasting, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

News tips

Do you have a news tip or breaking news to share with WFXR?  Submit your tip here.

Latest News

More News

News Tip Form