Deadline to request Virginia absentee ballot is Friday

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC/WFXR) — The last day to request an absentee ballot in Virginia is Friday.

Virginians may request a ballot online or by mail. If locals choose to send their request by mail, it must be postmarked by Friday, Oct. 23.

Once Virginians apply, they can check to see if their absentee application was received and whether their ballot was sent and received by going to the Virginia Department of Election’s Citizen Portal.

To make sure your vote is counted, absentee ballots need to be returned to your local registrar’s office by 7 p.m. on Election Day, which is Nov. 3.

However, all mail-in ballots must be postmarked as on or before Nov. 3 and be received by your voter registration office by noon on Nov. 6.

Click here to apply for an absentee ballot.

As for other key election dates, Oct. 31 marks the last day Virginians can partake in early in-person voting.

Meanwhile, polls are open on Election Day from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., but as long as you are in line by 7 p.m., you can still vote.

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