Vote, vote, vote:
Democrats typically take the lead in early voting and Republicans catch up with a large turnout on Election Day. Unfortunately, in this year’s gubernatorial elections, Democrats have banked about the same number of early votes as Republicans. This is an ominous sign for how the election will go. It is important that we leave no stone unturned this week to turn out the vote.
At best, this will be a close election. Your vote counts. We don’t want to listen to Trump bragging next week about how he turned a blue state red. Explain to family and friends why their vote is essential.
October 30 is the last day to vote early in person.
November 2 polls are open 6 am to 7 pm. Find your polling place here: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation/Lookup/polling
Check acceptable voter ID here: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/voterid/index.html
Remember, if you forget your voter ID, you can ask to sign an affidavit confirming your identity or ask to vote a provisional ballot and provide the necessary ID to the Registrar’s office by noon on November 5.
Get a witness to sign your absentee ballot. Last year because of Covid, a witness signature was not required on an absentee ballot, but now a witness must sign the envelope before it is mailed. If you have mailed a ballot without a witness signature, call the registrar’s office (804-365-6080) and ask to correct your ballot. Some organizations have given incorrect information about this, so spread the word that witness signatures now are required.