Early voting for Democratic primary begins Friday
CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 NEWS) -- Early voting for the upcoming June primary begins Friday.
In Charlottesville, there are three races on the ballot: the 11th District for the State Senate, the 54th District for the House of Delegates, and three seats on the Charlottesville City Council.
The Charlottesville Voter Registration Office at City Hall is open five days a week from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. for people to come and cast ballots.
It has three of the usual voting stations and two ADA-friendly stations.
People can also request a mail-in ballot until June 9.
Registrar Taylor Yowell said the process for early voting is no different than it what it was to vote absentee in person, but there is an upside.
"It's just making sure in case something comes up at the last minute on election day and you aren't able to make it to your polling place on election day, you made sure you got your ballot in," she said.
Yowell said the early voting period is a good time to register to vote.
Even though Virginia now has same-day registration, those who take advantage of that will be casting a provisional ballot.
Early voting ends on June 17, and the primary election is June 20. The general election will be Nov. 7.