Election Day has officially moved to Tuesday, May 19. Our Voter Registrar’s Office has been working hard to provide multiple ways to vote that are safe for voters and election officials.
The safest way to make your voice heard is to vote absentee. You must request your absentee ballot by Tuesday, May 12. You can do so by visiting the Virginia Department of Elections or by calling the Registrar’s office at 277-9797. The Department of Elections is allowing everyone to choose “my disability or illness” as your reason for voting absentee. In just a few days, your ballot will arrive in the mail. You’ll need to fill it out and mail it back to the Registrar’s office so that it gets there by 7 p.m. on Election Day. You can also drop it off at their office at 411 Cedar Rd if need be.
Another safe option if you’d like to vote on Election Day is to do curbside voting. For this you’ll drive up to your assigned precinct, receive a ballot, fill it out in the privacy and safety of your own car, seal it in an envelope, and hand that sealed envelope to the election official. All curbside ballots will be put into the voting machine to be counted at the end of the day.
If none of those options appeal to you, you can still vote in person. But for the safety of other voters and our election officials, we ask that you wear a mask and practice social distancing.
Learn more about the May 19 election and find your precinct at CityofChesapeake.net/Vote.