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Absentee Voting

Absentee Voting in Person:
 
  1. Voter may come to our office and fill out the "Absentee Ballot Application" then vote their ballot in the office
  2. The deadline for voting absentee in person is 5:00p.m. on the Saturday before the election.
Absentee Voting by Mail:

STEP 1: The Absentee Voter Application
  • Voter must first submit an application for an"Absentee Ballot"
  • To request an application for an "Absentee Ballot" call, write, fax, or email our office
  • Applications for an "Absentee Ballot" may be received in person, by mail, or by fax at 434.946.9345
  • Applications by mail for "Absentee Ballots" must be received no later than 5:00p.m. on the 7th day prior to the election
STEP 2: The Absentee Ballot
  1. Once an application is on file, we will mail you an "Absentee Ballot"
  2. Ballots that have been mailed must be returned by mail or in person by the voter in our office
  3. Ballots may not be faxed to the voter or returned to us by fax
  4. Ballots are not available on the internet or from our website
ABSENTEE VOTING

Citizens who will be away from Amherst on Election day, or who are unable to go to the polls because of illness or disability, may apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to them OR may vote in person at our office beginning approximately 45 days before a November General Election and approximately 30 days before other elections.

By Mail

Call (434-946-9315), fax (434-946-9345) or email dfbrown@countyofamherst.com our office to request an absentee application. You may also print out an application from here. Once the application is on file and the ballots become available, we will mail you an absentee ballot. Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on the Tuesday before Election Day (one week before Election Day; this law changed in 2006). Return the ballot by mail or bring it to the office (ballots may NOT be faxed and are NOT available on the Internet).

An "Absentee Ballot" returned by mail or hand-carried must be received in the Registrar's Office by 7:00 p.m. on Election Day.

In Person

To vote by "Absentee Ballot" in person, come to the Registrar's Office during the last 45 days before an election, but not later than 5:00 p.m. on the Saturday preceding the election. There you will fill out an application to be processed while you wait. You will then receive and vote your ballot. This process typically takes 10 - 20 minutes depending on the number of persons waiting to vote absentee and/or the number of issues on the ballot to be voted.

 Remember: An in-person "Absentee Ballot" must be voted before 5:00 p.m. on the Saturday preceding the election.