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DUE TO THE CURRENT NATIONAL HEALTH CRISIS WE ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGING VOTERS TO SUBMIT AN APPLICATION TO VOTE ABSENTEE BY MAIL.


Out of respect for our election officials, fire department members, and voters, please wear a mask and practice 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/


ELIGIBILITY

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.

SPECIAL NOTICES

Sample Ballot: click here to download


Democratic Party Primary Election
Tuesday, June 8, 2021 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.


THE DEMOCRATIC PRIMARY IS FOR:
Governor
Lieutenant Governor
Attorney General

*THERE IS NO REPUBLICAN PARTY PRIMARY FOR Gov/Lt Gov/AG/HoD


MASKS ARE STRONGLY ENCOURAGED AND 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


Monday May 17, 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, April 23 – June 5, 2021: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Saturday May 29 & June 5, 2021: 8 a.m.-4 p.m.

Saturday June 5, 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:
vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation


Friday May 28, 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 June 8, 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 June 11, 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. June 8, 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

TELEPHONE: 540-675-5380

FAX: 540-675-5381


Email: vote@rappahannockcountyva.gov
Website: rappahannockcountyva.gov/voter


June 8, 2021 Primary Election Ordered. Click here to view order.

A June 8, 2021 Democratic Primary has been called for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, and House of Delegates. A Republican Primary has also been called for the House of Delegates race. If a voter chooses to apply to receive an absentee ballot by mail for the Primary (including if voter selects to be an Annual Absentee by Mail voter – they are the same application) they MUST select which party's ballot they want to vote.

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.


FORMS

  • 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.

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