Provided by Prince William County Office of Elections
Michele White, Prince William County’s Director of Elections, is encouraging those who have the ability to vote absentee to consider doing so. Five absentee vote centers will be open Saturday, October 29 from 8:30 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.
“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.” says White.
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 7:00 p .m., Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a. m. and 5:00 p. m. on Saturdays. The last day to vote at an Absentee Vote Center is Saturday November 5, 2016, 8:30 a. m. to 5:00 p. m.
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
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