In response to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, Virginia Governor Ralph Northam has pushed back the date of municipal elections in the state by two weeks, from May 5, 2020, to May 19, 2020, and is encouraging voters to cast absentee ballots by mail. In Loudoun County, the towns of Hamilton, Lovettsville, Middleburg, Purcellville and Round Hill will hold elections May 19, 2020, for the offices of mayor and town council members.
The Loudoun County Office of Elections and Voter Registration also encourages voters to cast absentee ballots in the upcoming elections. Anyone seeking to vote absentee in the May 2020 elections may choose the reason “2A-My disability or illness” for absentee voting due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Voters who choose the absentee option should do so as soon as possible so they can get their ballots in time to return them by mail by election day. Voters may apply for an absentee ballot online. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Tuesday, May 12, 2020, at 5:00 p.m.
In an effort to mitigate the spread of COVID-19, social distancing measures are in place for in-person absentee voting at the Office of Elections and Voter Registration, 750 Miller Drive SE, Suite C in Leesburg, Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Only curbside absentee voting is offered. There are signs directing voters to contact election officials upon their arrival. Voters will not be permitted in the office to vote.
The final day to vote an absentee ballot in person is Saturday, May 16, 2020. The Office of Elections and Voter Registration will be open May 16 for curbside absentee voting, 8:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Voters do not have to apply in advance to vote absentee in person.
Also as part of the response to COVID-19, election officials ask voters to call ahead for an appointment if they need to conduct any business other than absentee voting or voter registration. Call 703-777-0380. You may also email the office.
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.
Stay informed about coronavirus: 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.
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