- NEW! Photo ID Requirements
- NEW! Register to Vote Online
- 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!
November General Election 2017 Notice for November 7, 2017
November 7th, 2017 there will be a General Election for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, Member House of Representatives 18th District, Piedmont Board of Supervisor Member, Piedmont School Board Member, Stonewall-Hawthorne Board of Supervisor Member, Stonewall-Hawthorne School Board Member (see below for candidate list). Please note that there will be four (4) different ballot styles but only one ballot style per precinct. Piedmont will have a ballot containing state races as well as candidates who have qualified to run for Board of Supervisor and School Board offices for that precinct. Stonewall-Hawthorne will have a ballot containing state races as well as candidates who have qualified to run for Board of Supervisors and School Board offices for that precinct. The remaining four (4) precincts will all have the same ballot.
100 Day Notice:
Upcoming November 7th General Election – see Candidate list on the Department of Elections website here:
Ralph S. Northam (D)
Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie (R)
Clifford D. Hyra (L)
Justin E. Fairfax (D)
Jill H. Vogel (R)
Mark R. Herring (D)
John D. Adams (R)
Member House of Delegates (18th District)
Tristan D. Shields (D)
Michael J. Webert (R)
Wilton King (G)
Member Board of Supervisors – ONLY Piedmont District (Precinct 301- Sperryville)
Mike J. Biniek
Member School Board – ONLY Piedmont District (Precinct 301-Sperryville)
Rachel L. Bynum
Member Board of Supervisors- ONLY Stonewall-Hawthorne (Precinct 401-Scrabble/Castleton)
I. Chris Parrish
Member School Board – ONLY Stonewall-Hawthorne (Precinct 401-Scrabble/Castleton)
Larry E. Grove
ELECTORAL BOARD MINUTES
- September 20, 2017 Draft 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
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. The November 7, 2017 General Election is coming up. If you are interested or know of someone who may be interested, please contact us at 540-675-5380.
- Important deadlines:
- September 22, 2017 Absentee Voting Begins
- October 16, 2017 Last day to register to vote
- October 28 (Saturday) – GR office open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for in person absentee voting
- October 31 – Deadline for GR to receive absentee ballot application for mailed ballot
- November 4 (Saturday) – Last day for in person absentee voting 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
- November 7 – Election Day – Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Be sure to bring valid photo id.
- November 8 – Canvassing Election Results will begin at 10 a.m. at 262A Gay Street, Washington, VA.
- November 13 – ID Provisional Voters have until noon on Monday November 13th to provide valid photo id in order for their ballot to be counted.
To submit online request for an absentee ballot to be mailed to you:
To check or update your voter registration information/status:
**Be sure to provide access to dmv by entering your drivers license # so that your online application is signed and can be processed. All registrations and absentee applications for Rappahannock County residents/voters are sent to our office through the state database for processing.
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
- 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.
- 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