If it’s August, it’s time to start getting ready to send your college student back to school.
The No. 1 item on the To Do List: Have them apply for an absentee ballot or register to vote ASAP and wait a week or two until they are registered and then have them apply.
It’s fast. It’s easy.
Documents: Your student will need their social security number and driver’s license number
Reason for applying to vote absentee: Student attending college or university outside of locality of residence.
Address: Your student can receive their ballot at their home address or college address.
Plans change. Don’t count on your student coming home to vote or voting in person absentee during fall break.
—Stephanie Witt Sedgwick
The photo above the story is of Ben Sedgwick, who is getting ready to go back to college.
Stephanie Witt Sedgwick is a member of the Dranesville District Democratic Committee and Virginia Democracy Forward. A former columnist and recipe editor for The Washington Post, she now writes a weekly column for mylittlebird.com.