Loudoun County election officials remind voters that how votes are counted and how voters are given credit for voting in an election are two separate processes.
“There is a lot of misinformation being generated on social media concerning the vote counting process and the voter credit process related to the November 3, 2020, general election, and we would like to address that,” said Loudoun County General Registrar Judy Brown. “Voter credit is a separate process that simply means you appeared to vote. It does not indicate whether your vote counted or not.”
How Votes are Counted
For voters who cast their ballots on Election Day, as soon as their ballot was inserted in the scanner, their vote was counted.
For those who voted by mail or in-person early voting, they can access information about their vote through the Virginia Department of Elections website:
A voter can check online to see if they have been given credit for voting in an election. The process takes a couple of days after the election to complete:
Officials say one point of confusion is the 'My Ballot' section on the state website. This is where the ballot you would be voting would be listed if there were an active election. Since the election has passed, that section is now blank. Voter credit is listed under either 'Voter History' or 'Vote Absentee by Mail. '
More information about how elections are conducted in Loudoun County is online at loudoun.gov/vote.
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