Eligible to vote absentee this year? Then consider doing so, to make sure you vote and save time by not waiting in line.
The Prince William County Board of Elections is encouraging voters to vote absentee if they are able to do so, and absentee voting centers in Prince William County are now open.
“We are asking all voters – commuters, individuals who cannot stand in line for a long time, those with business out of town, disability or illness to look at the numerous reasons that allow voters to vote by absentee ballot in advance of Election Day. Turnout can be expected to be as high as 85 percent and with two lengthy amendment questions on the ballot, wait times in line to vote can be up to an hour if not longer on Election Day,” stated Prince William County’s Director of Elections Michele White in a release.
More on voting absentee in Prince William, from a release:
Voting in person at an Absentee Vote Center is just like voting on Election Day. Voters are checked in by presenting a valid Photo ID and asked to fill out a short application. After check in voters are given their paper ballot and directed to a booth to mark their ballot. After marking their ballot, voters simply insert their ballot in the voting equipment to be scanned. Voters should look for the American Flag. The screen will say “Your vote has been recorded. Thank you for voting.”
One voter, after casting his ballot at the McCoart Absentee Vote Center commented that voting “was quick and painless!”
All absentee vote centers are open between 8:30 a.m. and 7 p.m., Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. and 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The last day to vote at an Absentee Vote Center is Saturday November 5, 2016, 8:30am to 5:00pm.
Absentee Vote Center Locations
Main Office of Elections:
9250 Lee Avenue, Suite 1
Manassas, VA 20110
DMV Office of Elections:
2731 Caton Hill Road
Woodbridge, VA 22192
James J. McCoart Administration Building
1 County Complex Court
Woodbridge, VA 22192
Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building
15941 Donald Curtis Drive
Woodbridge, VA 22191
Haymarket Gainesville Community Library
14870 Lightner Road
Haymarket, VA 20169