Department of Elections warns of third party mailings

Department of Elections warns of third party mailings
Absentee voting is up for 2019's Virginia General Assembly election. (Source: NBC12)

RICHMOND, Va. (WWBT) - The Virginia Department of Elections has issued a warning of third party mailings to voters.

A representative for the Department of Elections said that the Center for Voter Information recently mailed absentee ballot applications to Virginia residents. The Virginia Department of Elections claim no affiliation with this group nor coordinates with any third party groups on campaign efforts.

“We are aware that voters in multiple localities that received an absentee ballot application were given pre-paid return envelopes addressed to the incorrect registrar’s office” they said in a news release Thursday.

The Virginia Department of Elections encourages all voters that would like to receive an absentee ballot for the November election to apply electronically on their website.

Any applications that arrive in the wrong locality's office will be forwarded immediately to the correct office for processing.

If you have already applied for an absentee ballot, you do not need to submit a new application. The first day that absentee ballots will be mailed is September 18, 2020.

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