Early voting for Nov. 2 election starts today in Virginia

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RICHMOND, Va. (WRIC) – Early voting for this year’s November 2 General Election starts on Friday, September 17 in Virginia.

Residents can go to their local voter registration office or satellite voting location to cast their vote. At the registrar’s office or satellite voting location, you will need to provide your name and address and show an acceptable form of ID.

Richmond general registrar Keith Balmer says he expects a high turnout this year.

“I’m saying that because in June, the turnout numbers were higher for that gubernatorial primary than it was four years ago,” Balmer told 8News. “I think it’s because of early voting.”

This year, residents will be voting for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, and House of Delegates. Local races vary by locality.

Richmond resident Michael Pollock was one of the first voters to cast his ballot Friday morning.

“I wanted to make sure I got my vote in early,” he said. “I was skeptical of early voting at first. But I’m more comfortable with it now especially being able to go in in-person early. I would recommend doing it and getting it taken care of now.”

Here’s a list of other deadlines Virginia voters should be aware of:

  • Tuesday, October 12: Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration
  • Friday, October 22: Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you. Must be received by local registration office by 5 p.m.
  • Saturday, October 30: Last day of in-person early voting at your local voter registration office

You can see who is on your ballot by looking at the candidate list.

Register to vote or apply for a ballot using this link.

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