Harrisonburg sees a high number of early votes for the midterm elections
HARRISONBURG, Va. (WHSV) – Saturday marked the last day to vote early for the midterm elections.
Harrisonburg residents were absent on Saturday to vote ahead of Tuesday’s election.
“Yesterday we had about 330 people coming, which is the most we’ve had in one day in this election,” said Mark Finks, registrar general for the city of Harrisonburg.
Finks said early voting for the midterm elections followed the pattern they usually see.
“The first week is busy, it’s going to slow down for the middle weeks and the last two weeks it picks up. This election has followed the same trend where we’ve been busier the last few weeks,” Finks said.
However, he says people benefited the most from the Saturday vote.
“The two Saturdays we were open were busier than the rest of the week,” Finks said.
With early voting now closed, those who have not yet voted will have to go to their polling station on Tuesday.
“For Harrisonburg voters, they will want to make sure they know where they are going for the polling location because some Harrisonburg voters may vote at a different polling location than they are used to,” Finks said. “They should have received a notice from my office or the state to alert them.”
Finks said new this year is a state policy that allows same-day voter registration.
“This is an interim process though, so there will be a few paperwork for voters to complete, but for voters who missed the deadline who would still be eligible to vote and interested in voting, we have this interim process. they can do for this election for the first time in Virginia,” Finks said.
Polling stations will be open on Tuesday, November 8 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
To find out where your polling location is if you are a Harrisonburg resident, go to the City of Harrisonburg website.
You can also call the Registrar’s office at 540-432-7707.
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