LYNCHBURG, Va. (WFXR) – The City of Lynchburg’s Registrar’s Office, along with the Virginia Department of Elections, is encouraging voters to protect their health during the pandemic. They remind citizens that they have four options to vote during the upcoming election.
- Apply online or request an application to vote-by-mail: Click here for an online application. Citizens can also request a vote-by-mail application by calling the Registrar’s Office at (434) 477-5999. Once you have applied, you can check the status of your absentee application by visiting the Citizen Portal by clicking here.
- Early in-person voting: Residents can vote early at the Lynchburg Registrar’s Office at the Kemper Street Station at 825 Kemper Street beginning 45 days prior to Election Day. The Registrar’s Office is open Monday through Friday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additionally, the Registrar’s Office will be open the two Saturdays before Election Day on Oct. 24 and Oct. 31 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Those wanting to vote in-person early, you will need to do the following:
- Starting 45 days before Election Day, visit the Registrar’s Office to vote early. Remember, the Saturday before Election Day is the last day to vote early.
- You do not have to have a reason to fill out an application to vote early.
- At the Registrar’s Office, you must provide your name and address and show an acceptable form of ID or sign an ID Confirmation Statement.
- Accessible equipment and/or curbside voting are available upon request.
- Vote in-person at your regular precinct: Polls will be open in all precincts on Tuesday, Nov. 3 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
- Ballot Drop Boxes: Drop-off staffed locations for this election will include dropping off ballots in a secure box inside of the Lynchburg Registrar’s Office which will be available on the same dates and times listed above. Staff will come to the curbside for voters to drop-off their ballots in the secure box. Additionally, secure drop boxes, staffed by election officials, will be available at each precinct on Election Day.
Residents who have not yet registered to vote in the City of Lynchburg or need to make changes to their name and/or address on record must file a voter registration application by Tuesday, Oct. 13, 2020.
To request a vote-by-mail ballot or to register or update your voter registration, click here or call (434) 477-5999 to have an absentee ballot application or a voter registration application mailed to you. The deadline to apply for a vote-by-mail ballot is Friday, Oct. 23, 2020.
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