What if I am hospitalized or called out of town before the election but after the absentee ballot deadline?

There are two basic types of emergency absentee voting with different procedures for each:

  1. You may cast an emergency absentee ballot if you were unable to meet the "vote by mail" application deadline for any of the following reasons (Va. Code § 24.2-705):
  • Your hospitalization or illness;
  • The hospitalization, illness, or death of a spouse, child, or parent; or
  • Other emergency found to justify receipt of an emergency absentee ballot

Voter Requirements

  • You may request to vote emergency absentee at any time prior to 2:00 pm on the day preceding the election
  • If you are approved for an emergency ballot, your general registrar shall provide the absentee ballot to your designated representative for delivery to you
  • You shall mark the ballot in the presence of your designated representative
  • The ballot shall be counted only if the ballot is received by the general registrar prior to the close of polls

       2. (For certain voters) You Change Plans After Noon Saturday (Va. Code § 24.2-705.1)

Eligibility

  • You must be either an officer of election who was assigned after 12:00 pm on the Saturday before the election to work in a precinct other than his own; or
  • You had an obligation arise after 12:00 pm on the Saturday before the election due either to; 1) your business, profession, or occupation; 2) the hospitalization of you or a member of your immediate family; or 3) the death of a member of your immediate family

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