If you are concerned about encountering crowds while voting in the upcoming June 9 primary, you may vote absentee by mail.
Absentee voting starts on April 24. If you request an absentee ballot before April 24, your ballot will not be mailed to you until the 24th. If you want to apply, go ahead and apply — in Northumberland County, our Registrar is receiving applications daily; ballots will be mailed out on and after the 24th.
There has been much discussion in both state and national news about postponing the June primary, or requiring voters to vote by mail. NO DECISION ON ANY OF THESE MATTERS HAS BEEN MADE IN VIRGINIA AS OF TODAY, APRIL 1.
TO REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT
CALL THE REGISTRAR’S OFFICE and request a ballot.
Northumberland County Registrar
Lancaster County Registrar
Westmoreland County Registrar
Richmond County Registrar
REQUEST AN ABSENTEE BALLOT ON-LINE
This is the State Dept of Election website page where voters can request an absentee ballot online.
DOWNLOAD, PRINT, COMPLETE AND MAIL AN APPLICATION
Mail the application to your county registrar; a list of registrars with mailing addresses and phone numbers is on the form.
USE REASON 2A – My disability or illness in Block 3 of the form; no supporting documentation is required.
The June 9 election is a primary — you must specify if you want a DEMOCRATIC or a REPUBLICAN ballot. There’s a place in Block 2 of the form to indicate Republican or Democratic Primary.
The purpose of the June 9 primary is for the parties to select their candidates for the November 3 Senate and House races.
Democrat Mark Warner has no opposition in the Democratic Party, thus, his name will not appear on the ballot.
Three Republicans will be on the Republican ballot, the winner will face Warner in the November general election:
U.S. HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES:
Republican Representative Rob Wittman has no opposition in the Republican primary, thus, his name will not appear on the ballot.
Two Democrats are on the Democratic ballot, the winner will face Wittman in the November general election:
Lavangelene (Vangie) A. Williams
Any questions — call your County Registrar.