You are full of crap. No early voting in VA other than mail in absentee and you need a valid excuse. You stop spreading lies.
Casting In-Person Absentee Ballot:
Call your General Registrar's office for location or locations of In Person Absentee voting sites.
An absentee application must be completed before casting a ballot.
Acceptable voter identification must be provided.
If all of the above is completed, you will then be allowed to cast an absentee ballot.
I can also attest that early voting is underway in Virginia. We have been scheduling poll watchers at the local Government Center, where the machines are in use.
It might be a bit confusing, because it is technically absentee voting in person (i.e. only supposed to be for folks who can’t make it on election day - travelling, working, etc,)
As a practical matter, even though you have to give a reason, it it easy to do, there are many reasons to choose from on the form, and nobody challenges any claim given.
In the past, I have made honest mistakes on this forum, and got called a liar, which really offended me. This is an area which is confusing enough to lead honest people to misunderstand or disagree unwittingly with those whom they agree with fundamentally.
So let’s share a little love, and get that vote out.
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My wife and I voted in Alexandria last night. We qualified for in-person absentee voting because both of us will be out of the state on 11/6/12. We filled out our ballots and actually fed them into the ballot box/scanning machine.
There are probably 15 different categories of excuses that will qualify one as eligible to do in person absentee voting.
It isn’t pure “early voting”, but many people are taking advantage of this system.