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A voter that is incapacitated due to illness or death of an immediate family member after the seventh day preceding an election can request an emergency absentee ballot before 2 p.m. on the day before the election.

Completed application must be delivered back to the local registrar’s office by 5:00 p.m. the day before the election

FROM THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WEBSITE

EMERGENCY ABSENTEE VOTING

Incapacity with Designated Representative (Va. Code § 24.2-705)

ELIGIBILITY

  • Voter became ill or incapacitated on or after the 7th day preceding the election

  • Voter became hospitalized on or after the 14th day preceding the election, but still in hospital and condition has made unable to request an absentee ballot earlier than the 7th day before an election

STATE LAW

Virginia

Va. Code Ann. § 24.2-705

Va. Code Ann. § 24.2-705.1

Va. Code Ann. § 24.2-700

A voter that is incapacitated due to illness or death of an immediate family member after the seventh day preceding an election can request an emergency absentee ballot before 2 p.m. on the day before the election.

If a person learns they will be absent on Election Day after noon on the Saturday before an election due to business, hospitalization of themselves or immediate family, or the death of an immediate family member, then the voter can request an absentee ballot before 2 p.m. on the day before the election. There is not a specific emergency provision for first responders, but they are listed in general absentee and could fall under the business exception for emergency absentee ballots.

ADDITIONAL RESOURCES

LOCAL REPRESENTATIVES

Check if you are registered to vote at Vote.org or at https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation

Designated representative may request the application from the general registrar before 2:00 p.m. on the day before the election

Fill out the application here

Completed application must be delivered back to the local registrar’s office by 5:00 p.m. the day before the election

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