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Not available to vote at the polls on Nov. 8 for the next president of the United States?
Don’t worry. In-person absentee voting begins Friday in Virginia Beach.
Not just anyone can cast an absentee ballot. There are 19 situations that make a person eligible, including personal and professional trips, disability and court proceedings, said Donna Patterson, general registrar for Virginia Beach.
Other excused absences can be found on the absentee voting application.
In-person absentee voters can visit the Virginia Beach registrar’s office, 2499 Princess Anne Rd., from Friday until Nov. 5 to fill out an application and cast their vote, Patterson said.
The office will be open during normal business hours, from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m., and on some Thursday nights and Saturdays as the election gets closer, Patterson added.
Those who can’t make it in person can apply for an absentee voting ballot via the mail or fax. The office will mail out ballots through Nov. 1. The ballots must be returned by the close of polls on election night, when all votes will be counted, Patterson said.