Elections Dept. Didn't Send Ballot Applications

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Richmond, VA _   The Virginia Department of Elections says it has no affiliation with a  group that recently sent ballot applications to state residents, no does it coordinate with any third party groups on campaign efforts.

In a statement the department says The Center for Voter Information recently mailed absentee ballot applications to Virginia residents.

"We are aware that voters in multiple localities that received an absentee ballot application were given pre-paid return envelopes addressed to the incorrect registrar’s office," said the elections department.

The  Department of Elections is encouraging voters who would like to receive an absentee ballot for the November election to apply electronically on their website.

The department says that any applications that arrive in the wrong locality's office will be forwarded immediately to the correct office for processing.

If you have already applied for an absentee ballot, you do not need to submit a new application. The first day that absentee ballots will be mailed is September 18, 2020.  The department says inquiries regarding the mailing in question should be directed to the Center for Voter Information.