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In Virginia gubernatorial election, Early voting begins

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Early voting has begun for Virginia’s general election to elect a new governor and other statewide offices.

Several local offices are also on the ballot for the Nov. 2 election in Accomack and Northampton counties.

Absentee ballots will be sent to all voters who have requested a ballot by mail. 

Voters no longer need a reason to vote absentee — any registered voter can request an absentee ballot, either in-person or by mail, according to the Virginia Department of Elections. 

Voters cast their ballots at the Accomack County election registrar's office in Accomac during early in-person voting in 2020 elections. Early voting began Friday in Virginia for the Nov. 2 general election.

Voters can request a mailed ballot online at  vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation or find a vote-by-mail ballot application at elections.virginia.gov/registration/voter-forms/index.html.

Voters can also contact their local voter registration office and ask them to mail them an application. 

The last day to request an absentee ballot by mail is Oct. 22 by 5 p.m.

The last day to vote early in-person is Oct. 30 by 5 p.m.

The last day to register to vote in the November Election is Tuesday, Oct. 12, by 5 pm.  

Who is on your ballot

Governor

Glenn Youngkin — Republican

Terry McAuliffe — Democrat

Princess Blanding — Libertarian

Lt. governor

Winsome Sears — Republican

Hala Ayala — Democrat

Attorney general

Jason Miyares — Republican

Mark Herring — Democrat

Member Home of Delegates 100th District

Robert Bloxom Jr. – Republican

Finale Norton – Democrat

Virginia gubernatorial candidates, Democrat Terry McAuliffe left, and Republican Glenn Youngkin, talk during the Virginia FREE Leadership Luncheon in McLean, Va., Wednesday, Sept. 1, 2021.

Special elections are also being held for local offices in Accomack and Northampton counties.

In Chincoteague, K. Jay Savage is the sole candidate on the ballot for a vacant town council seat.

In Parksley, election will be held to fill two seats whose terms expire in 2022 and 2024. Ethan Francis Matthews and Janice Benton Welch are the candidates on the ballot for one of those seats while the second seat features a four-way contest between Mark S. Layne, Thomas J. LiPuma, Brad D. York and Carol E. Matthews

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