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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!

SPECIAL NOTICES
***NOTE*** 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. In the event we have a Primary in June, it is a great practice run for new Election Officials! If you are interested or know of someone who may be interested, please contact us at 540-675-5380 or complete the online form at the Department of Elections (click here)
Currently, the next election in Rappahannock County is the 2015 November General Election. As of January 1st, interested candidates for any of these offices can pick up or file required forms at our office located at 262A Gay Street, Washington, VA (down the little alley between the Courthouse and the Commissioner of Revenue's office). Our current hours (per State Law for part time Registrar offices) are Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday from 8am to 4pm. If you are considering running for office and would like to review the requirements, please visit the Virginia Department of Elections website (here) and click on Candidate/PAC Info. Please note that there are petitions that must be circulated by candidates to obtain signatures as part of the filing requirements so please plan accordingly to ensure meeting the June 9th filing deadline.
The following local offices will be on the ballot:
Board of Supervisors: Hampton District, Jackson District, Wakefield District
Clerk of the Circuit Court
Commissioner of the Revenue
Commonwealth Attorney
Sheriff
Treasurer
School Board: Hampton District, Jackson District, Wakefield District
Soil and Water Conservation Director (Culpeper District - two positions)
• IMPORTANT DATES June 9, 2015 - Deadline for candidates to file required paperwork for November 2015 General Election.

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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