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Election Day 2020

  • Election Day Tuesday, November 3 is a Virginia state holiday.

  • In-person voting at all Lynchburg precincts from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

  • Anyone in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote.

  • GLTC bus service will be free.

Precautions to assure the safety of poll workers and voters alike will be in place just as they are for in-person early voting at the Registrar’s office at the Kemper Street Station. Voters are advised to wear masks and maintain social distancing guidelines.

To vote, you must provide your name and address and show an an acceptable form of ID (a photo IDs no longer required.) . If your right to vote is challenged, request a provisional ballot and an explanation for the rejection. Provisional ballots are not scanned. You will have until noon on Friday, Nov. 6 to provide an acceptable ID or to sign an ID Confirmation Statement before the provisional ballot will be counted.

If you requested an absentee ballot, but decide to vote in-person, take the unmarked ballot to the poll and give it to an election official who will note the change. You cannot vote twice.

Marked ballots can be deposited in a secure drop box at the Registrar’s office 9-5 Mon.-Sat. Oct 31 and by 7 p.m. at your polling place on Election Day. They must be returned in in the sealed envelopes provided. Mailed ballots must be post marked Nov. 3 to be counted.

Expect complete and accurate results of the election to be delayed for some days. 20% of states including Pennsylvania and Wisconsin, do not count mailed ballots until election day. In addition, political observers expect numerous election-related court cases that will take time to resolve.

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