Absentee voting for the Presidential Election under way

Absentee voting for the Nov. 8 Presidential Election started statewide Friday.

Qualified Virginia voters may vote absentee in-person at their local voter registration office or vote absentee by mail. To vote absentee, registered voters must meet one of the 19 eligibility requirements listed on the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application.

According to Mecklenburg County General Registrar Jason Corwin, reasons include issues such as being in the military, not being able to stand for long periods, going on vacation on Election Day, being pregnant and working or commuting 11 hours or more on Election Day, etc.

Voters can vote absentee in-person at the registrar’s office at 439 Madison Street, Boydton, from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday or by mail. For more information call (434) 738-6191, ext. 4313.

Office hours and locations for in-person absentee voting vary by locality and are available at vote.virginia.gov.

Voters who want to vote an absentee ballot by mail must apply before 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 1. Absentee ballots by mail must be returned by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

Eligible Virginians may register to vote online at vote.virginia.gov or by submitting a completed voter registration form to their local general registrar’s office. The last day to register to vote for the Presidential Election is Oct. 17. Registrations must be received or postmarked by this date.

Virginia law requires voters to present an acceptable photo ID when voting in-person. For a list of acceptable forms of photo identification, or to find out how to obtain a free Virginia Voter Photo ID Card, please visit vote.virginia.gov.

Voters can also find information about the upcoming election and check their registration status on the site.