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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.


IMPORTANT DATES

Republican Primary June 12, 2018 (5th District United States Senate)

Candidates (in ballot order):

  • Corey A. Stewart
  • Nick J. Freitas
  • E.W. Jackson

Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

Valid photo id is required (as in all elections)

Deadline to register to vote or update voter registration (address change, name change, etc) is May 21, 2018.

Deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is June 5, 2018 by 5 p.m.

Checking and/ or updating registration can be done through this link on the Department of Elections website: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation

NOTE: You can also request an absentee ballot through this link. BE SURE to provide your drivers license information when prompted so that your application can be processed.

Absentee voting begins Friday April 27, 2018.

Our office hours are M – F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

We will also be open Saturday June 9, 2018 from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This is the LAST day to vote absentee in person.

**Most questions voters may have can be answered on the Virginia Department of Elections website: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/


ELIGIBILITY

As of July 1, 2014, all registered voters are required to present a photo ID in order to vote. Please visit the Department of Elections (see here) to review acceptable photo identification under this new 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 convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored and you must provide restoration proof to the Registrar's Office in order to be reinstated

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.

GENERAL INFORMATION

  • Voter ID Information - The new Voter ID law requiring a photo ID, in order to vote, came into effect July 2014. Voter Registration offices have been outfitted with equipment to provide photo ID cards for anyone who does not have one. See (website) for more information.
  • Overseas and Military Voter Information - See (website).
  • Becoming a Candidate - Soon, candidates will be required to file paperwork electronically. It is strongly encouraged by the DOE now. See (website) for more information.
  • Polling Locations - Your designated voting location is provided on your Voter ID Card. Please be sure to verify the location of your polling place prior to Election Day. See (website).
  • Voting Districts Map (as of 5/28/13) - click here to view

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