Absentee voting across the state is up over 60% from last year. Last year did not have Senate and Congressional races on the ballot but did have races for Governor and the House of Delegates.
In the hotly contested 7th district 4,335 people have voted absentee compared with 2,258 last year. From the
“They’re through the roof,” Henrico Registrar Mark Coakley said of the absentee votes so far this year.
He ran some numbers. In 2014, Henrico saw 324 in-person absentee voters at this point. In 2017 the number was 576.
This year, 1,226 people in Henrico have already voted absentee.
In the 10th district, absentee voting is up 153% over last year. This year 11,332 have already voted by absentee. At the same time last year the number was 4,467.