Early voting: It’s easy, it’s certain
Early voting started Friday morning, Sept. 18th. It is so easy!
Do not be scared off by photos of long lines in other communities. My husband, Fred, and I were in and out of Montgomery County’s satellite voting site in the Uptown Christiansburg mall in 5 minutes. It only took that long because I was lucky enough to run into County Registrar Connie Viar and had a chance to chat with her.
The site is at the back of the mall [formerly New River Valley Mall] in the Wonder Universe Children’s Museum. It is well marked and easy to find. The registrar and her staff have done an impressive job of organizing the space to protect staff and allow voters to stay distanced.
Most importantly, you get to feed your ballot into the machine and see the green light that confirms your vote has been recorded.
The League of Women Voters of Montgomery County encourages ALL voters to vote early in person. It is the best hope of avoiding long lines on Election Day as well as delays in reporting election results due the time it could take to process thousands of absentee mail-in ballots.
You can vote early in person from now through October 31st.
Where to vote:
Montgomery County satellite voting sites:
- Uptown Christiansburg [formerly New River Valley Mall] in the Wonder Universe Children’s Museum
- Montgomery County Government Center Multipurpose Room 1, 755 Roanoke St., Christiansburg
Both sites open Monday-Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. and on Saturdays, Oct. 24th and 31st. Closed on Columbus Day, Oct 12.
Floyd County: The General Registrar’s Office from 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Radford: The General Registrar’s Office in the City Courthouse from 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
By Beth Obenshain, LWVMC president