Early in-person voting offers a safe option for casting a ballot

by Susan P. Jett

Previously, Virginians who voted absentee either by mail or in-person had to list an “excuse,” or reason, for doing so.  This year, with the passage of new laws in Virginia, voters are able to vote by mail or in person without a reason, instead of going to the polls on Election Day.

Under the new law, voters may cast their vote early, starting 45 days prior to Election Day. With this new option, voting will begin September 18.

To vote early, all a voter needs to do is come to the Voter Registration Office in Lancaster and vote as if it were Election Day. Voters will be required to show an ID, and then may vote and cast their ballot into the machine…

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