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Posted on: May 14, 2020

Colonial Heights Registrar’s Office Encourages Voters to Request ‘Absentee By Mail Ballot’

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Colonial Heights Registrar’s Office Encourages Voters to Request ‘Absentee By Mail Ballot’

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, VA — To help curb the spread of COVID-19, the Colonial Heights General Registrar’s office encourages its registered voters to seek an absentee by mail ballot for the June 23, 2020 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.

On Tuesday, June 23, 2020, the Colonial Heights Electoral Board will conduct a Democratic Party Primary Election to nominate candidates for the 4th Congressional District and a Republican Party Primary Election to nominate candidates for U.S. Senate.

While absentee voting began Friday, May 8, the deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Tuesday, June 16. All absentee ballot applications must be received by the Registrar’s office at 201 James Ave. by 5:00 p.m.

Voters can submit an absentee application online at https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/ or call the Registrar’s Office at (804) 520-9277 for a paper application. A paper application can be submitted by Email to schottj@colonialheightsva.gov, Fax (804)520-9209, City Hall Parking Lot Drop Box or Mail to: Voter Registration & Elections Office, Attn: General Registrar, 201 James Ave., PO Box 3401, Colonial Heights, VA 23834.

Beginning May 8 through Friday, June 19 the Registrar’s office will be open 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. for in-person absentee voting; and from 9:00 a.m. to 5:00 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 7:00 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.

Furthermore, the Colonial Heights 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 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

Voters must indicate which primary they would like to participate in.

To verify your voter registration, confirm your polling place or for ballot information, visit https://www.colonialheightsva.gov/333/Voter-Registration or call (804) 520-9277.