- NEW Permanent Absentee Ballot Application Form
All voters who submitted an ANNUAL Absentee Ballot Application automatically became PERMANENT Absentee by Mail voters, by law, as of July 1, 2021. A mailing was sent out earlier this month offering the option for voters who had applied to be Annual Absentee Voters (calendar year) to 'opt out' of Permanent status. If you would like to continue receiving your ballots via mail but will be away or at college etc., this 'Voter Single Election Change' form is offered for you to change the mailing address that you provided on your original Annual/Permanent Absentee application. This only applies to the upcoming election for which you are submitting an application.
- NEW Voter ID Requirements
- NEW! One Link for Everything! Register to vote, update registration, apply for an absentee ballot.
- What's on my ballot?
- Military and Overseas Voters *If you have a family member or friend overseas, please give them this information!
- Absentee Voting
- College Students! *Parents, please remind your college kids to plan ahead so they can vote!
- Voting Districts Map (as of 5/28/13) - click here to view
DUE TO THE CURRENT NATIONAL HEALTH CRISIS WE CONTINUE TO ENCOURAGE VOTERS TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL.
Out of respect for our election officials, fire department members, and voters, please consider wearing a mask and practicing social distancing.
For more information and for links regarding absentee voting and voter registration please see the Department of Elections website: www.elections.virginia.gov.
To apply for an absentee ballot online: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/.
**You MUST provide your Virginia Drivers’ License, when prompted, for your application to be signed electronically. We cannot process applications if they are not signed.
For any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 540-675-5380 M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
As of February 24, 2021 there are 6,101 registered voters in Rappahannock County.*
*Note, this total includes inactive voters as defined on the Department of Elections website:
“Under federal and state laws, a voter who appears to have moved from their residence of registration, but has not responded to a request to confirm their residence, is maintained on the voter lists as “inactive” through the next two federal elections. “Inactive” voters are eligible to vote if they re-register, or if they appear at the polls (or apply to vote absentee) and confirm that they have not moved (or have moved, but within the same locality and congressional district). If they do not reactivate their registrations, they are removed from the rolls after two federal elections have passed.”
**Most questions voters may have can be answered on the Virginia Department of Elections website: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/
All registered voters are required to present acceptable identification in order to vote. Please visit the Department of Elections to review accepted identification in accordance with new state law.
To be eligible to register to vote in Virginia, a person must:
- Be a resident of Virginia (a person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes)
- Be a U.S. Citizen
- Be 18 years old (any person who is 17 years old and will be 18 years of age at the next General Election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening Primary or Special Election)
- Not be registered and/or planning to vote in another state
- Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law
- If you have been convicted of a felony in the state of Virginia and are unsure if your voting rights have been restored, please go to this page.
NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION
House of Delegates
Member Board of Supervisors Piedmont District
Member Board of Supervisors Stonewall-Hawthorne District
Member School Board Piedmont District
Member School Board Stonewall-Hawthorne District
MASKS ARE APPRECIATED
SOCIAL DISTANCING WILL BE PRACTICED
VALID ID IS REQUIRED TO VOTE
Please verify your voter registration, polling place, and VALID ID before attempting to vote
Tuesday October 12, 2021: Last day to register to vote or change your voter registration information for this election.
Mailed voter registration applications must be sent to the Rappahannock County Voter Registration Office postmarked on or before the deadline: P.O. Box 236, Washington, VA 22747 or Apply Online: vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation
IN-PERSON ABSENTEE (EARLY) VOTING
Located at 262A Gay Street Washington VA 22747
Monday – Friday, September 17 – October 29, 2021: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday, October 23 & October 30, 2021: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday October 30, 2021: Last day to vote an In-Person (early) absentee ballot at the Rappahannock County Voter Registration Office.
ABSENTEE VOTING BY MAIL
Request an Absentee Ballot Online:
Friday October 22, 2021: Last day to request an absentee ballot be mailed to voter. Applications must be received in the Voter Registration Office by 5 p.m. Completed applications also accepted by fax or Mail: P.O. Box 236 Washington, VA 22747
Tuesday November 2, 2021: Election Day ALL DROPPED OFF Absentee voted ballots must be returned (sealed in Envelope B which is signed by voter and sealed in provided return envelope) to the Rappahannock County Voter Registration Office OR voter’s polling place by 7 p.m. to be counted.
Friday November 5, 2021: ALL Absentee voted ballots that are returned via mail must be postmarked on or before election day and received in the Rappahannock County Voter Registration Office by NOON to be counted.
BALLOT DROP BOX (LOCKED)
Voter Registration Office Door-after hours
262A Gay Street, Washington, VA
Deadline 7 p.m. November 2, 2021
**Ballots must be sealed in Envelope B which is signed by voter and sealed in provided outer return envelope**
Kimberly McKiernan, VREO, SCGR
Director of Elections and General Registrar
Our Election Officials are a critical part of making it possible for the voters of Rappahannock County to cast their votes! We are always in need of Election Officials as we like to ensure they are trained and ready to work at upcoming elections. If you are interested or know of someone who may be interested, please contact us at 540-675-5380.
- Please visit the Department of Elections (website) to access all forms, including the Absentee Ballot Application, Voter Registration form (print, complete, sign, and mail), and the Election Officials Interest form.
- New! On-line Voter Registration (see here); you may also verify that your registration information is up-to-date (correct name, spelling, address, etc). If it is not, please update prior to the upcoming election to facilitate a smoother voting experience for yourself and your fellow voters. Please be sure to follow on-line instructions regarding registering on-line and pay special attention to instructions about signatures.
ELECTORAL BOARD MINUTES
- September 8, 2021 Draft Minutes - click here to view
- May 21, 2021 Minutes - click here to view
- May 10, 2021 Minutes - click here to view
- March 15, 2021 Minutes - click here to view
- March 9, 2021 Minutes - click here to view
- March 1, 2021 Minutes - click here to view
- February 23, 2021 Minutes - click here to view
- February 3, 2021 Minutes - click here to view
- January 20, 2021 Minutes - click here to view
- December 1, 2020 Minutes - click here to view
- October 14, 2020 Minutes - click here to view
- September 17, 2019 Minutes - click here to view
- June 19, 2019 Minutes - click here to view
- May 23, 2019 Draft Minutes - click here to view
- May 13, 2019 Draft Minutes - click here to view
- April 22, 2019 Minutes - click here to view
- April 17, 2019 Minutes - click here to view
- April 1, 2019 Minutes - click here to view
- March 6, 2019 Minutes - click here to view
- March 1, 2019 Minutes - click here to view
- December 11, 2018 Minutes - click here to view
- December 5, 2018 Minutes - click here to view
- November 29, 2018 Minutes - click here to view
- July 12, 2018 Minutes - click here to view
- Draft April 25, 2018 Minutes - click here to view
- February 16, 2018 Minutes - click here to view
- September 20, 2017 Minutes - click here to view
- June 23, 2017 Minutes - click here to view
- June 14, 2017 Minutes - click here to view
- May 15, 2017 Minutes - click here to view
- March 3, 2017 Minutes - click here to view
- February 7, 2017 Minutes - click here to view
- December 19, 2016 Minutes - click here to view
- September 7, 2016 Minutes - click here to view
- July 11, 2016 Minutes - click here to view