Voting

Voting 2020: What you need to know

Vote early this year! No excuse required

Download our Voting 2020 flyer (English) (En Español)

Use the Virginia Department of Elections Citizen Portal to check your status, request a ballot, find out where to vote and more.

Vote absentee by mail

Request your ballot online or via printed form from now until 5 pm Oct. 23. If you are requesting your ballot online, be sure to have your Virginia driver’s license and social security numbers handy.

You can check online to see that your ballot request has been approved, that your ballot’s been mailed to you and that your voted ballot been received. Be sure to allow enough time for registrars to process requests as many voters are choosing to vote from home this year.

Voter registrars will mail out absentee ballots starting in mid-September. Follow the instructions for your ballot carefully; don’t forget to […]

2020-09-16T21:24:34+00:00August 16th, 2020|Elections, Voting|

Register to vote or check your registration

Register to vote by Oct. 13  

You can register online here.  You’ll need your Virginia driver’s license or ID card.

You can also use this link to check your voter information to make sure your name, address and other information is correct.  It will also tell you where your voting location is.

Check with your children, co-workers and neighbors to make sure they’re registered to vote.  We can’t afford to miss a Democratic vote this fall!

Here’s information on voting absentee by mail, early in person or on Election Day.

2020-08-16T18:55:31+00:00August 16th, 2020|Elections, Voting|

What’s on the ballot?

The 2020 general election ballot includes our Democratic candidates:
Joe Biden | President
Kamala Harris | Vice President
Mark Warner | Senate
House of Representatives:
Qasim Rashid | House District 1
Elaine Luria | House District 2

Two Constitutional amendments will also be on the ballot:

Redistricting:
Changes the process for redrawing political boundaries every 10 years.

A “Yes” vote creates a new redistricting commission of citizens and state legislators to draw districts.

A “No” vote maintains state legislature control of redistricting.

Vehicle property tax relief for 100% disabled veterans

A “Yes” vote means one vehicle will be exempt from state personal property tax for these disabled veterans.

A “No” vote means there is no tax relief for these veterans

2020-08-24T23:19:35+00:00August 16th, 2020|Elections, Uncategorized, Voting|

Voting in VA Just Got Easier!

On July 1, new laws make voting in Virginia more accessible and equitable. Here’s a brief run-down of the changes:

  1. Election Day in November is a state holiday (replacing Lee-Jackson Day)
  2. Absentee voting
    • You no longer need an excuse to vote absentee by mail or in person
    • Your absentee ballot will be counted if it is postmarked on or before Election Day and arrives at the registrar’s office by noon on the third day after the election (previously had to arrive by 7pm on Election Day)
    • You must apply for your absentee ballot no later than 11 days before the election (previously 7 days)
  3. Voter ID
    • You can now use documents without your photo — e.g., voter registration card and documents such as utility bills containing your name and address (an employer ID must still include your photo)
    • Students registered to vote in Virginia and attending a college outside of Virginia may use their student IDs (previously applied only to students at Virginia colleges)
  4. Voter registration
    • Automatic voter registration […]
2020-07-01T21:44:10+00:00June 30th, 2020|Elections, Voting|

Stay safe! Vote absentee!

Voting absentee is the safest way to protect yourself and others during the pandemic. Here are the details.

  • The November election will be Tuesday, Nov. 3.
  • ALL voters can vote absentee — an excuse is no longer required as of July 1. We strongly encourage you to stay safe and vote absentee.  Click here for more information and to request a ballot online.
  • You can request an absentee ballot right now. Ballots will be mailed to you beginning 45 days before the election. The deadline to order an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is Oct. 23 at 5 pm.
  • Saturday, Oct. 31 is the last day to vote an absentee ballot in person. (NOTE: Please be considerate and if at all possible, vote by mail. It’s the best way to keep us all safe.)

To apply for an absentee ballot, go to the Virginia Department of Elections website. You can fill out the application, then print and mail it, or, if you have […]

2020-08-16T19:24:53+00:00May 11th, 2020|Voting|
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