To exercise the right to vote, one must first register. Voter registration for the November 6 election ends Monday, October 15.
Registering to vote or updating an address or name is easy and can be done in person, online or by mail, reported Lancaster Electoral Board vice chairman Robert Bennett.
Lancaster residents may register at the Lancaster County Voter Registration Office, 8311 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster. The office is open from 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., Mondays through Fridays, or call the Lancaster County Voter Registration office at 462-5277.
Virginia allows folks to register to vote or change information at any Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles office. The nearest DMV Office, 110 DMV Drive, Kilmarnock, is open from 9a.m.-5 p.m., Mondays through Fridays.
As a new service, citizens may complete a voter registration application or conduct other business at www.elections.virginia.gov.
“If you have not voted in several years, you should check the status of your registration because your registration may have been purged,” said Bennett.
To register by mail, request an application by phone, 462-5277 or download one from the website. Mail the completed application to Lancaster County Voter Registration, P.O. Box 159, Lancaster, VA 22503. Mailed applications must be postmarked by October 15, to vote in the November 6 elections.
Those unable to vote at the polls on November 6, for any of 20 approved reasons may vote now in-person absentee or by mail. Vote in-person absentee at Lancaster Voter Registration Office during regular hours or October 27, or November 3.
For those unable to vote at their precinct on November 6, or in-person absentee, may have a ballot mailed to them. Request an Absentee Ballot Application from the voter registration office. A completed Absentee Ballot Application must be received by the registration office no later than October 30.