Absentee Voting

Who Qualifies for Absentee Voting


To qualify for absentee voting you must meet 1 of the following qualifications:
  • If you are a registered voter and will be out of town on election day
  • If you are a student attending a school or institution of learning
  • If you are a spouse of student attending college or university outside locality of residence in Virginia
  • Business taking place outside county/city of residence on election day
  • Personal business or vacation outside county/city of residence on election day
  • If you are working and commuting to/from home for 11 or more hours between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m.
  • On election day if you are a first responder (member of law enforcement, fire fighter, emergency technician, search and rescue) an Electoral Board Member, registrar, Officer of Election, or custodian of voting equipment
  • If you are a authorized representative of candidate or party serving inside the polling place
  • If you are pregnant
  • If you cannot go to the polls because of illness or disability
  • If you cannot go to the polls because you are the person responsible for the care of a sick or disabled family member who is unable to leave home
  • If you are confined awaiting trail
  • If you are confined having been convicted of a misdemeanor
  • If you are active-duty member of the Merchant Marine or the Armed Forces
  • If you are the spouse or a dependent of an active-duty member of the Merchant Marine or the Armed Forces
  • If you are temporarily residing outside the U.S. or are a cohabiting spouse or dependent of a person temporarily residing outside the U.S.
  • If you are unable to go to the polls because of an obligation occasioned by religion
  • If you have an emergency after noon on the Saturday prior to the election, call 757-890-3440