For the upcoming election in the Town of Vienna, Fairfax County wants residents to vote using an absentee ballot.
The county issued a statement on Tuesday (March 17) reminding voters that they can mail in their ballots.
To qualify for an absentee ballot, people must choose the “disability or illness” box during the application process, Fairfax County’s website said, adding that the last day to register for an absentee ballot is April 28, at 5 p.m.
“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,” the website said.
Absentee voting begins on March 20, according to the website.
Several candidates are competing for seats on the Vienna Town Council.
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