With just over a month until the next general election, I wanted to give my constituents the resources available to register to vote or make changes to their voter record. If you are not currently registered to vote, and in order to vote in the November 8th General Election, you must register to vote no later than Monday October 17, 2016 by 5p.m.
The 59th district that I represent includes 5 counties, all with separate registrar’s offices. Albemarle County’s Voter Registration Office, located in Charlottesville, maintains the office hours of 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. and can be telephoned at (434)972-4173. Appomattox County’s Voter Registration Office hours are from 8:30a.m. to 11:25a.m. and 12:30p.m. to 4:30p.m. and can be reached at (434)352-5302. Buckingham County’s Voter Registration Office hours are from 8:30a.m. to 4:30p.m. and can be reached at (434)969-4304. Campbell County’s Voter Registration Office is located in Rustburg with the office hours of 8:30a.m. to 5:00p.m. and can be reached at (434)332-9579 . Nelson County’s Voter Registration Office hours are 9:00a.m. to 5:00p.m. and can be reached at (434)263-4068.
If you need to register to vote, update your current voter registration, or will be unable to make it the polls on Election Day, please visit vote.elections.virginia.gov/voterinformation. If you are unable to make it to the polls on Election Day, November 8, you can vote Absentee In-Person or vote Absentee by mail. You will be able to vote Absentee In-Person in this year’s general election beginning Friday, September 23.
Applications for absentee ballots can also be obtained by your county’s Registrar Office. The last day that an absentee ballot application can be accepted by mail is October 27th and October 31st if done so in person. You may also register or update and view your voter record at www.vote.virginia.gov.
There are multiple reasons you can vote via Absentee ballot, which include: Being away from home on business on Election Day; Being away from home on personal business or vacation on Election Day; or Having an illness or disability that keeps you from the polls on Election Day. A full list of reasons/requirements to vote absentee can be found at the website listed above.
Remember, a good citizen registers and votes!
If you have any questions about Absentee voting, registering to vote, or if I or my Aide, Jenna, can be of assistance in any way, please do not hesitate to call me (434) 821-5929 or email at Delmfariss@house.virginia.gov. You can also keep up with me on my Facebook page at www.facebook.com/DelegateMattFariss.