Virginia launches new online absentee ballot program

NORFOLK, Va. (WAVY) – The Virginia Department of Elections and the Commonwealth of Virginia has launched its new Citizen Portal, which will allow Virginia voters to apply for an absentee ballot online.

The secure online system will take voters through the application process step-by-step and allow users to sign the application using their Virginia DMV credentials. To be eligible for an absentee ballot, registered voters must meet one of nineteen eligibility requirements.

Absentee ballot applications must be submitted by 5:00 PM on Tuesday, October 27 in order to receive a ballot in the mail.  Applications may be submitted through the online citizen portal, hand-delivered, mailed, faxed, or emailed to the voter’s general registrar’s office.  Once a voter receives their absentee ballot in the mail, they have until November 3 at 7:00 p.m. to return their completed ballot to their voter registration office.

Click here for qualifying reasons for an absentee ballot and more information about the initiative.

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