Registrars Reach Out to Assisted Living Facilities

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Voter registrars in Charlottesville and Albemarle County are reaching out to assisted living facilities to help people cast their votes in the upcoming elections.

The registrars held a seminar Monday to aid facilities in offering absentee ballots to those with disabilities that prevent them from making it to the polls. Charlottesville General Registrar Sheri Iachetta says the goal is to encourage "assisting" voting absentee without "insisting."  

"People are interested, they're excited, but what it shows is that they realize this is very important and they don't want to disenfranchise anybody," said Iachetta.        

More than a dozen facilities took part in the seminar. Charlottesville will begin accepting absentee ballots in a little more than a month.