DPVA Reminder About In-Person Absentee Voting – Help GOTV Today!

Virginia Democrats,

Back in September, I went to Richmond City Hall and cast my ballot for Barack Obama and Mark Warner by voting absentee in person.  So can you, just by heading down to your local voter registrar’s office any time this week.

In-person absentee voting continues until the close of business this Saturday, November 1, 2008.

Although yesterday was the last day to request an absentee ballot to vote by mail, you still have time to make your voice heard early and avoid long lines on Election Day. You are eligible to vote absentee if any of the following situations apply to you:

  • Does your work day, including your commute time, keep you away from home for 11 hours or more?
  • Are you the primary caregiver for a family member confined at home?
  • Are you disabled or suffering from an illness?
  • Are you a student away at school or a spouse of a student?
  • Are you pregnant?
  • Will you be away for business reasons?
  • Are you temporarily residing outside of the United States?
  • Do you have a religious obligation?
  • Will you be away on vacation?
  • Are you a member of the U.S. Uniformed Services on active duty or are you the spouse of an active duty service member?
  • Will you be serving as an election official?
  • Will you be confined either awaiting trial or already convicted of a misdemeanor?
  • Are you requesting a ballot for presidential and vice presidential electors only?

Remember, the last day for in-person absentee voting in your local Registrar’s Office is Saturday November 1, 2008.

All local Registrars’ offices will be open a minimum of 8 hours on Saturday for in-person absentee voting (exact times will vary). Please contact yourlocal office for more information.


Levar Stoney
Executive Director
Democratic Party of Virginia

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