Over the last few weeks I’ve received several emails in regards to the prospect of voter fraud or that your vote might not count in the upcoming election.
Ensuring that elections are free and fair in our republic is paramount. That’s why, as early voting begins today, I wanted to let you know what the Prince William County Office of Elections and the Virginia Department of Elections are doing to ensure your vote is received and counted.
To be clear, this is not a recommendation of how or when you should vote, but merely how you can track the status of your ballot once it’s cast.
Early In-Person Voting (Begins September 18th)
If you choose to vote early in-person, you can visit the State Citizen Portal at www.elections.virginia.gov
and log in using your Driver’s License number. Once you access your voter record scroll all the way down to your voting history. Verification of your vote should appear within one day.
Vote By Mail Absentee (Begins September 18th)
To track the return of your absentee mail ballot:
- Follow all of the instructions to vote on your ballot
- Mail the ballot. Return postage will already be provided on the ballot envelope
- Track your ballot
- Visit www.PWCVotes.org – Early Voting – Track My Ballot
- Provide your name and address where you asked your ballot to be sent
Your ballot tracker should look like this.