8th CD Absentee Voting Begins

Absentee Voting 2014 primaryAbsentee voting for the 8th Congressional District Democratic Primary begins Friday, April 25th with a location in each of the four city/county component jurisdictions the 8th District.

Absentee voting is not actually early voting unlike some states where all voters may vote in advance of Election Day. In Virginia a person must specify a reason on their absentee ballot application (application available right at the in-person voting poll location). This reason may not be challenged; however, clarification may be requested to satisfy completing the application (see application, ‘Supporting Information Required). There are 19 different reasons that a person may vote absentee. Voting in person is preferred over voting by mail to make sure that your ballot is received timely and counted.

Absentee voting information for each jurisdiction:

NOTE (updated April 24th) – Fairfax County residents. There is discussion about a location closer to the 8th District voters. From Brian Schoeneman (Secretary of the Fairfax County Electoral Board), “We have an electoral board meeting scheduled for Monday night at 6:30. This is the only item on the open agenda. I will be voting in favor of setting up the satellite location. Current plans are for June 2 – 6, from 3:30 PM to 7 PM and Saturday, June 7 from 9:00 AM to 5 PM.”