Virginia Beach in-person absentee voting begins Friday

Not available to vote at the polls on Nov. 8 for the next president of the United States?

City of Virginia Beach Official Seal
City of Virginia Beach Official Seal

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.

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Adrienne Mayfield is an award-winning, multi-media journalist hailing from Clermont, Fla. She moved to Lynchburg, Va. on a whim when she was 19, and worked her way to Hampton Roads in 2013. Adrienne is passionate about telling people stories via covering public safety and the judicial system. She isn’t afraid to take a heads-on approach to covering crime, including knocking on doors to get the details police aren’t sharing. Adrienne is a 2014 Old Dominion University graduate who still lives within walking distance of the college. You may see her cruising around Downtown Norfolk on her bike, enjoying a sandwich from Grilled Cheese Bistro or playing fetch with her dog, Greta, at the Colonial Place dog park.