About eAbsentee

eAbsentee was created to allow voters to apply for an absentee ballot with ease. More information about us can be found here .

About Electronically Signed Absentee Ballots

On May 13, 2015, the Virginia State Board of Elections approved Republican Speaker Bill Howell's request to authorize the acceptance of electronically-signed absentee ballot applications. His primary challenger sued the State Board of Elections and was rejected by the Stafford County Circuit Court before the June primary date. On July 1, 2015, Innovate Virginia PAC made an electronic ballot application available to all Virginians. The Republican Party of Virginia posted their own portal later in the summer and later that Fall, the Virginia Department of Elections posted an official portal on the state website. Over the last four years, several different organizations created their own portals, including Vote Absentee Virginia.

Further details can be found here.
"Challenger to Va. House speaker accuses," Washington Post, May 21, 2015
"Challenger to Va. House speaker sues," Washington Post, May 27, 2015
"Judge refuses to intervene," Fredericksburg.com, June 5, 2015
"Using Technology to enhance campaigns," Medium.com, June 9, 2016