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2020 Virginia Primary ELECTION INFORMATION
Next Election – Tuesday, March 3, 2020 – Democratic Presidential Primary. Look up your registration securely on the State Board of Elections Voter Information site. The last day to register to vote or update voter registration information in order to vote in the March election is Monday February 10, 2020. More information on voter registration can be found online at www.elections.virginia.gov/registration.
Official SAMPLE BALLOT Democratic Party Presidential Primary Note: Virginia Republicans will choose delegates to their national convention at a state convention. Therefore, no Republican candidates will appear on the ballot in the March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary.
Absentee Voting for March 3, 2020 Presidential Primary
RICHMOND, VA – Registered voters may now request an absentee ballot for the March 3, 2020 Virginia Democratic Presidential Primary be mailed to them by going online to www.elections.virginia.gov/citizen-portal or find the form to fill out and mail to their local voter registration office at www.elections.virginia.gov/forms.
A list of the 20 acceptable reasons a voter can give to vote absentee in Virginia is available at www.elections.virginia.gov/absentee.
In-person absentee voting began on Thursday January 16, Friday January 17, or Saturday January 18, 2020, depending on office hours and observation of state holidays. If a voter is unsure when in-person absentee voting starts in their locality, they should contact their local voter registration office. They can find information about their local office at www.elections.virginia.gov/vro.
Other important absentee ballot dates to remember if voting in the March 3, 2020, Virginia Democratic Presidential Primary, include:
• The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is at 5pm on Tuesday February 25, 2020.
• The deadline to vote absentee in-person is on Saturday February 29, 2020.
• The deadline for returning your ballot by mail is on Election Day, Tuesday March 3, 2020.
Virginia voters casting an absentee ballot either in-person or on Election Day must show an acceptable photo ID. Voters can get a free Voter Photo ID at their local voter registration office. Voters who do not have an acceptable form of ID may still vote absentee in-person after completing the Virginia Voter Photo Identification Card Application and receiving a Temporary Identification Document from their voter registration office.
For more information on the March 3, 2020 Virginia Democratic Presidential Primary or other election-related inquiries, go to vote.virginia.gov, send an email to email@example.com or call the Virginia Department of Elections at (800) 552-9745. Or call the office of your local Registrar: Phone Numbers for area registrars:
For general information about elections, go to Department of Elections website, www.elections.virginia.gov (or call 804 864-8901 or 800 552-9745, 8 am to 5 pm weekdays.) Remember:
As of July 1, 2014, the Photo ID regulation takes on new requirements as to what makes a valid photo ID at the polls. The current regulations as provided by the Virginia Department of Elections can be found at the following link on the DOE website: Photo ID is required for voting in Virginia, effective July 1, 2014.
Voters must present one of the following forms of identification when voting in person:
- Valid Virginia driver’s license or DMV-issued photo identification card; your license expiration date must not be more than 12 months
- Valid Virginia DMV-issued Veteran’s ID card
- Valid U.S. Passport
- Employee photo identification card issued by employer in the ordinary course of business
- Other government-issued photo ID card (issued by the U.S. Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth)
- Virginia College or university student photo ID card
- Virginia Voter Photo ID card issued by any local general registrar’s office
If you don’t have one of these forms of identification, please visit your local voter registration office for a free Voter ID card. You will fill out a short application, have your picture taken, and sign a digital signature pad. The card will be mailed directly to your address.
League of Women Voters
of the Charlottesville Area
PO Box 2786
Charlottesville, VA 22902
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