Radford election officials are getting mail-in ballots ready

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RADFORD, Va. (WFXR) — Mail-in ballots were received by Radford’s voting office Tuesday.

About 1,000 ballots should be mailed out by Friday, Sept. 18.

According to Tracy D. Howard, the General Registrar of Voters for Radford, “More applications continue to come in and they’re coming in by dozens a day, so the ones that are applied for by Friday, have to be mailed by Friday.”

Nearly 10,000 voters are in Radford’s district, but there have never been this many mail-in votes requested.

Howard says they have already started stuffing envelopes.

“We started about 10 days ago doing it piece mail on a daily basis.”

This year the process was held up while presidential candidates were getting certified, much different than last election cycle.

“We had things ready in early, early September. We actually began mailing a week ahead of time,” Howard stated.

Those receiving mail-in ballots should have four things inside of that envelope, including a return envelope with a bar-code, which will allow them to track their ballot.

Anyone who wants to vote by mail must submit their application by Oct. 23.

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