Organisation : Democratic Party of Virginia
Facility Name : FAQs About Absentee By-Mail Voting
Country : Virgina
Website : https://vademocrats.org
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FAQs About Absentee By-Mail Voting
Frequently Asked Questions FAQs About Absentee By-Mail Voting.
Related / Similar Facilities : Democratic Party Of Virginia Absentee Vote
1. Do I need an excuse to request a vote by mail ballot?
Not anymore! The General Assembly removed the excuse requirement for early voting.
2. Can I request a vote by mail ballot for the November General right now?
Yes! You can request a vote by mail ballot be mailed to you for the November General Election right now.
3. What are the most frequent reasons for disqualification of mail in vote by mail ballots?
** The most frequent reason for the disqualification of absentee ballots from the 2021 November General Election was that the ballots were submitted late.
** Vote by mail ballots may also be disqualified for failure to complete the ballot envelopes.
4. What if I requested a vote by mail ballot but now want to vote in person?
** No problem! If you bring your vote by mail ballot and ballot envelope to your in person voting location (either early or on Election Day), you can trade them in for a regular ballot.
** If you do not have your mailed ballot and/or ballot envelope, you can cast a provisional ballot in person.
** The registrar will automatically count this provisional ballot after confirming you did not also cast a vote by mail ballot.
5. Do I need a photo ID to vote early in person?
You’ll be asked to show ID, but you do not need a photo ID to vote. To cast a regular ballot, you must either:
1) provide an acceptable ID; or
2) sign an ID confirmation statement attesting to your identity.
The list of acceptable ID includes:
1) Federal, state, or locally issued ID;
2) Student ID;
3) Employer ID; and
4) Current utility bill, bank statement, government check, paycheck, or other government document containing your name and address.
6. What do I have to do if I am a first time voter?
** Make sure you are registered to vote at www.iwillvote.com. We recommend that you vote early in person if possible.
** You can vote early in person at your General Registrar’s office. Special requirements may apply to first time vote by mail voters.
** If you registered to vote in Virginia by mail, federal law requires you to show ID when voting for the first time in a federal election if you did not send a copy of one of these IDs with your voter registration applications.
** The special federal ID requirements only apply to certain vote by mail voters who will be notified by a notice explaining the requirements sent with their vote by mail ballot.
** Voters who receive a notice about this special requirements need to include a copy of any of the following types of ID with the voted ballot:
** A current and valid photo ID (for example, a driver’s license); or current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck that shows name and address; or
** Another government document that shows name and address (for example, a voter card).
** If the voter returns a vote by mail ballot by mail without a copy of one of these forms of ID, the vote by mail ballot will be counted only if the voter provides a copy of ID to the electoral board by noon on November 5th.
Democratic Party of Virginia Contact Information
Democratic Party of Virginia 919 East Main Street Suite 2050
Richmond, VA 23219