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Deadline for Voting Absentee in VA Approaches

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If you want to vote absentee in the upcoming election in Virginia, now's the time to do it.

Casting a ballot by mail means you have until this afternoon at five to apply for a ballot. Go to your local voter registrar to do it. If you want to vote absentee in person, this Saturday is the deadline. Registrars' offices will be open that day to accommodate crowds.

There are 18 reasons that make voters eligible to vote absentee.

Pat Brogan reports...

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