2020 Election FAQ: What’s the difference between absentee ballots and mail-in voting?

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In this May 27, 2020 file photo, a worker processes mail-in ballots at the Bucks County Board of Elections office prior to the primary election in Doylestown, Pa. (AP Photo/Matt Slocum, File)

QUESTION: What’s the difference between absentee ballots and mail-in voting?

ANSWER: While both require you to fill out a an application, the main difference is absentee voting requires a reason to do so and mail in voting does not.

The final day to apply for an absentee ballot in Virginia was Oct. 23.

For mail-in voting, your ballot must be postmarked on or before Election Day and received by your registrar by noon three days after the election.

To read the full FAQ, click here.

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