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November 5, 2019 General Election

Local Offices on Ballot

  • Board of Supervisor Member - Hampton District (Washington)
  • Board of Supervisor Member – Jackson District (Amissville)
  • Board of Supervisor Member – Wakefield District (Chester Gap and Flint Hill)
  • School Board Member – Hampton District (Washington)
  • School Board Member – Jackson District (Amissville)
  • School Board Member – Wakefield (Chester Gap and Flint Hill)
  • Soil and Water Director (1)

Constitutional Officers:

  • Sheriff
  • Treasurer
  • Commissioner of Revenue
  • Commonwealth Attorney

Interested Candidates can read about requirements to file and also print applicable forms from the Department of Elections website under 'Candidate/PAC Info'.

Campaign Finance can be reported online through the Department of Elections link to COMET. Hard copies are required to be filed with the Director of Elections (GR).

The deadline to file petitions and required documents/forms is June 11, 2019 but we strongly encourage candidates to submit them as soon as possible so the required number of petition signatures are verified. Declaration of Candidacy form must be filed with petitions. NOTE: There has been a change to state law under code section 24.2-613(c)

C. Except as provided for primary elections, the State Board shall determine by lot the order of the political parties, and the names of all candidates for a particular office shall appear together in the order determined for their parties. In an election district in which more than one person is nominated by one political party for the same office, the candidates' names shall appear alphabetically in their party groups under the name of the office, with sufficient space between party groups to indicate them as such. For the purpose of this section, except as provided for presidential elections in § 24.2-614, "recognized political parties" shall be treated as a class; the order of the recognized political parties within the class shall be determined by lot by the State Board; and the class shall follow the political parties as defined by § 24.2-101 and precede the independent class. Independent candidates shall be treated as a class under "Independent", and their names shall be placed on the ballot after the political parties and recognized political parties. Where there is more than one independent candidate for an office, their names shall appear on the ballot in an order determined by the priority of time of filing for the office. In the event two or more candidates file simultaneously, the order of filing shall then be determined by lot by the electoral board as in the case of a tie vote for the office. For the purposes of this subsection, "time of filing for the office" means the time at which an independent candidate has filed his petition signature pages with a number of signatures at least equal to the number required for the office pursuant to § 24.2-506. In the case of an office for which no petition is required, "time of filing for the office" means the time at which the candidate has filed his completed statement of qualification pursuant to § 24.2-501.


ELECTORAL BOARD MINUTES


SPECIAL NOTICES

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

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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