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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.


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November 6, 2018 Elections

RAPPAHANNOCK COUNTY

Member United States Senate

Vote for One

  • Corey A. Stewart - R
  • Timothy M. Kaine - D
  • Matt J. Waters - L

5th District

Member House of Representatives

Vote for One

  • Denver L. Riggleman, III - R
  • Leslie C. Cockburn - D

Town of WASHINGTON

Mayor

Vote for One

  • Frederic F. Catlin

Member Town Council

Vote for not more than Five

  • Bradley C. Schneider
  • J. R. "Jerry" Goebel, Jr.
  • Mary Ann Kuhn
  • Patrick J. O'Connell
  • Henry R. Gorfein
  • Joseph J. Whited
  • Katharine Weld Leggett

Treasurer

Vote for One

  • Gail K. Swift

Absentee Voting Begins (including in person absentee voting): Friday, September 21, 2018

Deadline to Register to vote or to Update your Registration: October 15, 2018

Deadline to Request an Absentee Ballot be MAILED to you: October 30, 2018

We will be open the last two Saturdays before the Election: October 27th and November 3rd

Last opportunity to vote in person absentee: November 3, 2018 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

For more information and for links regarding absentee voting and voter registration please see the Department of Elections website: www.elections.virginia.gov

Voters are welcome to vote in person absentee or they may request a ballot be mailed to them by completing a form online. For more information see:

Ways to Vote: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/voter-outreach/ways-to-vote.html

For any questions or concerns, please feel free to call us at 540-675-5380 M-F 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Be sure to bring acceptable photo id: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/photo-ids-required-to-vote/index.html

As of September 10, 2018 there are 5,804 registered voters in Rappahannock County and 117 registered voters in the Town of Washington.

*Note, these totals include 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

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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