Posted on April 29, 2020 at 4:48 PM by Nancy McCormick
Loudoun County election officials are reminding voters in the upcoming town elections May 19, 2020, of steps they can take to help ensure the safety of all voters and election officers during the elections in Hamilton, Lovettsville, Middleburg, Purcellville and Round Hill.
As part of the response to the COVID-19 pandemic, voters are strongly encouraged to vote absentee. For those voting absentee:
- If you have already requested and received your ballot by-mail, please fill it out and return it by mail as soon as possible. It must be received in the Office of Elections and Voter Registration no later than 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, May 19, 2020. Mail now to ensure there is enough time for it to reach the office.
- The ballot requires the signature of a witness in addition to the signature of the voter. If you have already requested and received your ballot by-mail and do not have a witness, you can ask a neighbor or a friend to help you, while observing social-distancing protocols.
- If you have not requested your absentee ballot yet, do so by visiting elections.virginia.gov to complete the application online. All voters are eligible to vote absentee for this election.
- If you choose to vote absentee in-person, you may do so at the Office of Elections and Voter Registration, 750 Miller Drive SE, Suite C, Leesburg, 20175. Please note that all in-person absentee voting is being done curbside. Voters are not permitted to enter the office. There are signs directing voters to contact election officials upon their arrival. Voters choosing this method should expect delays due to procedures in place to protect staff and voters.
If you are planning to vote at your precinct on Election Day:
- Be prepared for longer than usual wait times as strict social distancing guidelines will be in effect at each precinct. Voters are asked to follow the direction of election officials.
- All voters will be asked to wear a mask and remain 6 feet away from others at all times.
- No more than 10 people will be permitted inside the voting room at one time, including election officials; this may mean that voters will be required to wait outside at times. Please be prepared for that in case of inclement weather.
- Due to the strict safety measures in place, voters are asked to come to the polling place alone to ensure that the maximum number of voters can be served at one time.
Loudoun election officials encourage voters to stay informed by:
More information about the upcoming election, including links to sample ballots, may be found at loudoun.gov/TownElections.
- Texting LCVOTES to 888777 to receive text alerts from the Loudoun County Office of Elections and Voter Registration
- Signing up for Election Update category in Alert Loudoun, the county’s email and text notification system.
- Following the Office of Elections and Voter Registration on Facebook and Twitter. Loudoun County Government also posts general information on Facebook and Twitter.
Loudoun County encourages residents to stay informed about COVID-19.
- Visit loudoun.gov/coronavirus for more information about how to protect yourself and your family and to sign up for email and text updates on COVID-19.
- Text LCCOVID19 to 888777 to receive text alerts from Loudoun County about COVID-19.
- Text LCCOVIDESP to 888777 to receive text messages in Spanish from Loudoun County about COVID-19.
Residents with questions about COVID-19 may call the Loudoun County Health Department’s information line, 703-737-8300, or send an email
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