Important Absentee Voting Information
Many GMU students who are registered here in Fairfax County are not aware of a problem which could prevent your vote from being counted.
Problem: On-campus GMU students who are registered to vote in Fairfax County are not eligible to vote absentee in Fairfax County (either in-person or by mail) under section 1A of the Absentee Ballot Application, “Student attending (name/address of school):”, because you cannot vote absentee as a student if you are registered in the same county as your school.
Solution: Just vote on November 2nd at your polling place from 6am-7pm (with ID). Or, choose another reason on the Absentee Ballot Application from 1C through 4A. For example, if you leave Fairfax County to visit another jurisdiction such as Fairfax City (which is 50 feet North of GMU), then you can vote absentee using part 1D of the Application.
SPECIAL NOTE: If this is your first time voting in your new jurisdiction, you must present your ID when voting either in-person or by mail. Bring your ID if you are voting in-person. If you are voting by mail, you must send a xerox copy of your driver’s license to verify your identity before voting for the first time. If you vote for the first time here without presenting ID, your vote will probably not be counted. Please contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you need any help.
Remember, the voter registration deadline is October 12! Register your friends!
Posted: September 15th, 2010 under Uncategorized.