Who May Vote Absentee
Special statement from Virginia Department of Elections concerning voting in the May 5, 2020, General Election for City Council and School Board due to the COVID-19 outbreak.
Registered voters who will be away from the City of Danville on Election Day, or who are unable to go to the polls because of illness or disability, may vote by absentee ballot. Eligible citizens may vote in person prior to Election Day, or apply to have an absentee ballot mailed to them. Virginia law requires a reason to vote absentee.
How to Apply for an Absentee Ballot
Download the Virginia Absentee Ballot Application (PDF) and complete all fields, including the applicable reason and all requested personal information. You must sign your application. You may contact our office at 434-799-6560 to have an Absentee Ballot Application mailed to you.
Your completed Absentee Ballot Application may be returned by mail or fax no later than 5 p.m. on the Tuesday the week before the election.
If you vote in person at our office at 530 Main Street. 1st Floor, Suite 100, you may bring your unsigned completed form or fill out a form in our office. You will need to present photo identification. Your signature will need to be witnessed if you vote in person. The deadline for absentee voting in person is 5 p.m. the Saturday before the election.
Military and Overseas Voters
All military and overseas citizens should complete the Federal Post Card Application (FPCA (PDF)) to request an absentee ballot. Additional information for military and overseas voters can be found on the Virginia Department of Elections website.