Absentee voting in Prince William County will start Saturday, and officials are encouraging many voters to cast their ballot before Election Day because long wait times are expected.
Five absentee voting centers will open Saturday morning and have hours every weekday and Saturday through Nov. 5.
The Prince William County Office of Elections is encouraging residents anyone who can vote early to do so.
"We are asking all voters -- commuters, individuals who cannot stand in line for a long time, those with business out of town, disability or illness to look at the numerous reasons that allow voters to vote by absentee ballot in advance of Election Day,” elections director Michele White said in a statement.
White said she expects voter turnout to be 85 percent, and suspects two lengthy amendment questions will leave voters in long lines.
All absentee voting centers will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday, and 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturdays. The last day to vote absentee is Saturday, Nov. 5.
Here's where the absentee voting centers are located:
Main Office of Elections
9250 Lee Ave., Suite 1
DMV Office of Elections
2731 Caton Hill Road
James J. McCoart Administration Building
1 County Complex Court
Prince William, VA
Dr. A.J. Ferlazzo Building
15941 Donald Curtis Drive
Haymarket Gainesville Community Library
14870 Lightner Road