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Absentee Ballots

Absentee voting for the March 1, 2016 (Presidential Primary *if held) begins January 16, 2016.

Absentee voting provides a means for qualified voters to participate in upcoming elections even though they may not be able to go to the polls on election day. Absentee voting in person begins at least 45 days before most elections and ends for in-person absentee voters on the Saturday before the election.

Learn how absentee voting works.


To obtain an Absentee Ballot Application:  (See page 4 for acceptable reason codes.)

  • Call your local Registrar's office at 540-432-7707
  • Stop by your local Registrar's office at 409 South Main Street, Harrisonburg, VA 22801
  • Online: Virginia Department of Elections
  • Fill out and print a personalized City of Harrisonburg Absentee Ballot Application Form PDF[391KB] which then needs to be returned in person, by mail, e-mail or fax to the local Registrar's office


Absentee Voting Important Dates/Deadlines

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