Bath County Registrar announces June Primary Absentee Voting instructions

Bath County Registrar announces June Primary Absentee Voting instructions
Posted on 04/28/2020

For Immediate Release:  April 28, 2020

Contacts:  Office of the General Registrar, Donna Weaver, bathvoter@tds.net, 540-839-7266

 

DUE TO COVID-19 RESTRICTIONS, BATH COUNTY GENERAL REGISTRAR, DONNA WEAVER AND THE BATH COUNTY ELECTORAL BOARD ANNOUNCE OPTIONS FOR ABSENTEE VOTING AND THE ELECTION FOR THE REPUBLICAN PRIMARY SCHEDULED FOR JUNE 23, 2020

 

BATH COUNTY – Since Governor Ralph Northam issued the executive stay-at-home order, the Bath County Office of the General Registrar has been open to the public by appointment only.

With Absentee Voting for the upcoming Republican Primary scheduled to begin on May 8, 2020, we want to encourage all voters to request an absentee ballot by mail to avoid exposure and/or spread of the coronavirus. Requesting an absentee ballot by mail can be done by visiting the Virginia Department of Elections website at https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/; contacting the Office of the General Registrar by phone at 540-839-7266; or picking up an Absentee Ballot Application in person from the Acrylic Flyer Box found at the back door of the Bath County Courthouse Building located at 65 Courthouse Hill Road, Warm Springs, VA 24484. Upon completion, forms can be dropped in the Voter Drop-Box provided for your convenience.

If you are unable to request an absentee ballot by mail and wish to vote absentee in-person or you require curbside service, we suggest you call and make an appointment, so that we can assist you in the safest manner possible, while practicing all "Social Distancing" measures in effect at this time.  To schedule an appointment, you may contact the Office of the General Registrar by phone at 540-839-7266, or by email at bathvoter@tds.net. If you are unable to make an appointment, and choose to visit in person, you may be asked to wait outside as we can only accommodate one voter at a time.  If you are a curbside voter, you will need to, upon arrival, notify the Office of the General Registrar that you require assistance.

In regards to Election Day, June 23, 2020, all precincts are scheduled to be open and fully operational and will follow the same “social distancing” restrictions in effect at that time.  The precincts will limit the number of voters inside the polling place at one time to meet those restrictions, if still in effect.

While we understand that this may not be convenient for everyone, we strive to do whatever it is within our power to ensure the safety of our voters, our poll workers, our community, and our staff throughout this difficult and trying time.  Please feel free to contact the Office of the General Registrar with any questions you may have.

Stay Safe and Well.