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Posted on: September 17, 2021

[ARCHIVED] Early voting starts today in Virginia

Early voting for the November elections starts today throughout Virginia. Anyone registered to vote can cast ballots in person or drop off absentee ballots at their local voter registration offices. 

Early voting requires no reason or excuse.

In Danville, early in-person voting — also called absentee in-person voting — may be done at the Registrar’s Office, 530 Main St., Suite 100, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday through Oct. 29, with special days on Saturday, Oct. 23, and Saturday, Oct. 30, at the same times. 

Residents do not have to fill out an application to vote in person. Anyone may go in person to the registrar’s office, present a valid ID and cast a ballot.

Voters who do not wish to cast ballots in person may ask for an absentee ballot from the registrar’s office or request a mailed ballot online at A vote-by-mail application may be downloaded at The last day to request an absentee ballot is at 5 p.m. Oct. 22.

Absentee voters can drop off their completed ballot at their local registrar’s office during the early voting period or at their polling place on Election Day.

Ballots submitted by mail must be postmarked by Election Day on Nov. 2 and received by the local registrar by noon Nov. 5 to be counted.

Offices on the ballot this year for Danville voters include governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, House of Delegates District 14, commonwealth’s attorney, sheriff, commissioner or revenue and treasurer.

Also, the ballot includes two sales tax and school bond referendums.

Contact the registrar’s office at 434-799-6560 or email Learn more online at


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