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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 […]

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.

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” […]

Join Neighbors United for Change

We’re launching NEIGHBORS UNITED FOR CHANGE, and we hope you’ll sign up to be involved. These groups, organized at the neighborhood level, will work to identify and communicate neighbor-to-neighbor and friend-to-friend. Want to organize an interest group you’re involved with, or a group of your friends? That works too. Or if you’re already a part of an existing neighborhood group, we’d love to work with you.

Joe Biden for President

Elected to the U.S. Senate at the age of 29, Joe Biden has spent his life in public service. Now he will be the Democratic candidate for President.

His vision:

We are in a battle for the soul of America.

It’s time to remember who we are. We’re Americans: tough and resilient. We choose hope over fear. Science over fiction. Truth over lies. And unity over division. We treat each other with dignity, we leave nobody behind, and we give hate no safe harbor.

We are the United States of America. And together, there is not a single thing we cannot do.

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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 […]
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