Deadlines approaching for voter registration, absentee ballots

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Virginia is just weeks away from choosing a new governor as well as other statewide and local races. Voting in elections happens either in-person or via an absentee ballot.

The final day to register is Oct. 16. Election Day is Nov. 7.

To be eligible to vote, you must be 18 years old by the general election, a U.S. citizen and a resident of Virginia.

In-person

Check your registration status on the Virginia Department of Elections.

Those who plan to vote in person should find their polling place, which is determined by where they live.

Polling places are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, and anyone in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

Absentee

Those who can’t make it to the polls have the option of voting via absentee ballot.

In-person absentee voting runs through Nov. 4. Those voting absentee by mail have until Oct. 31 to request a ballot.

More information

To check your voter registration: vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation

To check your polling place: vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation/PollingPlaceLookup

To request an absentee ballot by mail: voteabsenteevirginia.com

For those who still need to register to vote: vote.elections.virginia.gov/Registration/Eligibility

Wright can be reached by phone at 757-345-2343.

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