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Deadline to Request Absentee Ballot in Virginia

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Virginia absentee ballot application form (FILE IMAGE) Virginia absentee ballot application form (FILE IMAGE)

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) - Tuesday is the last day Virginia voters can ask for an absentee ballot to be mailed to them.

Voters have until 5 p.m. Tuesday to request a ballot for the November 7 election.

Virginia is one of only two states electing a new governor this year. Republican Ed Gillespie, Democrat Ralph Northam and Libertarian Cliff Hyra are vying to replace outgoing Governor Terry McAuliffe, who cannot seek a second term.

Voters have until Nov. 4 to request an absentee ballot in person. To vote absentee, voters must have a valid reason and in some cases provide supporting information.

Absentee ballots can be requested online at www.elections.virginia.gov

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