Vote with Confidence Website Launches to Address Voting Facts and Fallacies
RICHMOND, Va. – The Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT) has launched the Vote With Confidence website to provide citizens with information on when and where they can vote, how Virginia conducts its elections process, key dates and deadlines, and facts concerning the checks and balances employed to combat potential voting irregularities and ensure the accuracy of election outcomes.
The site, which can be accessed at https://www.elections.virginia.gov/voter-ed/ houses information of interest to new voters and seasoned ballot casters alike. In addition to information specific to the upcoming November 2 ballots and elections, topic areas include sections covering:
- Election terminology
- How the public can volunteer to get involved in the process
- An interactive quiz
- A MythBusters section to address potential concerns voters may have regarding cybersecurity, voter fraud, various methods of voting, and the overall trustworthiness of election outcomes.
“While the voting process is something most Virginians pay attention to a few days every year, the system that ensures a trusted election outcome never stops,” said Virginia Department of Elections Commissioner Christopher Piper. “That is the job of more than 133 certified registrars and their staff who follow 470 pages of election law. They work year-round to ensure free, fair, and transparent elections with the help of some 15,000 volunteers. They know how rigorous and meticulous our election process is. Now, this website exists so the public can share that same confidence in casting their vote and in our election outcomes.”
Voters with questions about absentee, mail-in, and in-person voting, or any aspect of the November 2, 2021 election are encouraged to visit the website at https://www.elections.virginia.gov/voter-ed/, call the Virginia Department of Elections at (800) 552-9745, or email the department at firstname.lastname@example.org. Voters are also encouraged to follow us on Twitter at @vaElect, Facebook at @VirginiaELECT, and Instagram at @va_election.