|Am I eligible to vote in Henrico?||How do I know if I'm registered to vote in Henrico?|
|What will be on the ballot?||If I'm not comfortable using the voting equipment,can I get help?|
|How is my ballot counted?||How do I check-in at the polls on election day?|
|How do I actually vote?||Do I need to vote an absentee ballot before election day?|
You may request a sample ballot by contacting the Henrico Voter Registration and Elections Office. The office staff does not provide information about candidates or their platforms. However, you can request Information or explanations about constitutional amendments or local referenda.
Individuals or groups may visit the Voter Registration and Elections Office at 4301 E. Parham Road, or the office at 3820 Nine Mile Road, prior to Election Day for voting demonstrations. In addition, election officers will provide voting demonstration's at the polls on Election Day.
Voter who will be confined or away from the area may apply to vote an absentee ballot. Application for absentee ballots may be obtained from the Voter Registration and Elections Office or the State Board of Elections web site at http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Forms/VoterForms/ABApplication.pdf .
You may either apply and vote in person at one of the Voter Registration and Elections Offices, or apply to receive and vote a ballot by mail. Absentee voting begins 45 days before a general election, and 30 days before a primary election. The deadline to vote in person is 5 p.m. on the Saturday preceding the election. The deadline to request an application by mail is 5 p.m. on Tuesday preceding the election.
Please ask for a demonstration on how to use the equipment. The first officer inside the precinct is prepared to refresh your memory or instruct you about the equipment you will be using. Prepare to show an ID to the officer who is marking the registered voter's list. Acceptable forms of identification are: Virginia Voter Card or a valid Virginia driver's license, any ID issued by a federal, state, or local government agency, and any valid employee photo ID. If you do not have one of these forms of ID, you may still vote after you sign an affirmation statement. The election officer is also required by the Code of Virginia to ask that you state your name and address. If the name or residence you provide the election officer does not match the information on the registered voter's list, or if there is a preprinted inquiry code located by your name, you will be asked to complete a form updating or confirming the information.
Each time a voter casts his or her ballot by touching the VOTE "button" at the end of the ballot, the image of that ballot is stored independently and in triplicate. Also, the selections are accumulated to a vote tally that is printed when the polls close.
Election officials are available to assist and instruct voters. Please do not hesitate to ask questions at any time during the process.