AUGUSTA COUNTY, Va. (WHSV) Election day in Virginia is still more than 40 days away, but whether or not you know who you're voting for, poll workers have been getting ready for months.
The Augusta County Registrar said they've been preparing for the November 5th election since August.
To vote absentee, there are a list of 19 requirements or reasons that make a person eligible.
They've had six voters vote absentee in person in the county so far.
The county just started on September 18th; the deadline for all Virginia localities is September 20th.
Just to give you an idea of numbers in 2009, 435 people voted absentee in person and people submitted 275 paper ballots.
To vote absentee, some requirements include business reasons, pregnancy or disabilities.
So far between mail and email, Registrar Brandi Lilly has sent out 104 absentee applications.
This week, they are doing electronic poll book training for election officers.
"The equipment has been pretested, tested and sealed and is ready for election day and now it's all the paperwork. So it's packing 26 voting precinct bags worth of papers and supplies that weight about 50 pounds each bag, so we've got a lot of work to do yet," said Lilly.
Once they receive application the turn around is about three days.
Also, the deadline for voter registration in general is October 15th.
Other deadlines are available online here.
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