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Posted on: May 7, 2020

Chesterfield Registrar’s Office Encourages County Voters To Request ‘Absentee By Mail Ballot’

Chesterfield County General Registrar’s Office 

May 7, 2020

CHESTERFIELD COUNTY, VA — To help curb the spread of COVID-19, the Chesterfield County General Registrar’s office is strongly encouraging its registered voters to seek an absentee by mail ballot for the June Democratic and Republican Primary Elections.

Voters may choose reason code "2A My disability or illness" to vote absentee in the elections, per Governor Ralph Northam’s executive order to change the June primary elections because of the COVID-19 pandemic.   

 The Chesterfield County Electoral Board will conduct a Democratic Party Primary Election on Tuesday, June 23 to nominate candidates for the 4th Congressional District and a Republican Party Primary Election to nominate candidates for U.S. Senate.

While absentee voting begins Friday, May 8, the last day to request an absentee ballot through the mail is Tuesday, June 16. All requests for absentee ballots, including those being submitted by mail, fax or email, must be received by the Registrar’s Office at 9848 Lori Road, 23832 (in Court Square) by 5 p.m.

Voters also can submit an absentee application online at https://www.elections.virginia.gov/ or call the Registrar’s Office at (804) 748-1471 to have an application mailed. Voters also can fax their application to (804) 751-0822.

Beginning May 8 through Friday, June 19 the Registrar’s Office will be open 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. for in-person absentee voting; and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, June 20 for the last day of in-person absentee voting.  

All completed absentee ballots must be received by the Registrar’s Office by 7 p.m. on Election Day (June 23).

While state and local election officials are encouraging voters to seek an absentee by mail ballot because of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, voters planning to vote in person may continue to do so. However, please anticipate longer than normal wait times as there will be a limited number of voting booths at each location.

Furthermore, the Chesterfield Registrar’s Office is requesting all voters who plan to vote in-person, either absentee or on Election Day, wear a face mask for your protection, and continue to follow social distancing and health measures as outlined by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.

While the Republican primary is countywide, the following precincts are a part of the Democratic Primary:

  • 101 Bellwood
  • 102 South Chester
  • 103 Enon
  • 104 North Chester
  • 106 Harrowgate
  • 107 Wells
  • 108 Ecoff
  • 109 E. Scott
  • 110 Dutch Gap
  • 111 Iron Bridge
  • 112 Carver
  • 113 Ironbridge North  
  • 201 Gates
  • 203 Bird
  • 209 Salem Church
  • 211 Nash
  • 301 Ettrick
  • 303 Matoaca
  • 304 Winfree’s Store
  • 305 Beach
  • 314 Longhouse

Voters in precincts that have both a Democratic and Republican Primary must indicate which primary they would like to participate in.

To verify your voter registration, confirm your polling place or for ballot information, visit PromoteTheVoteCfield.org or call (804) 748-1471.

 

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