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Dual Primary Election Notice for June 13, 2017

There will be a Dual Primary Election held on June 13, 2017 for Democratic and Republican Parties for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, Members of the Virginia House of Delegates.

Rappahannock has no Constitutional Officers up for election but two Board of Supervisor positions and two School Board positions will be on the ballot for November General Election 2017.

Stonewall - Hawthorne (Scrabble) and Piedmont (Sperryville) District BOS and School Board terms are up for election.

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**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. The June 13, 2017 Dual Primary is a great opportunity for new Election Officials to practice for the 2017 November General Election! If you are interested or know of someone who may be interested, please contact us at 540-675-5380.

**IMPORTANT DATES**

  • April 28, 2017 - Absentee Voting Begins
  • May 22, 2017 - Deadline to register to vote in the 2017 Dual Primary (if you are not already registered). Please be sure to register, update your registration, or transfer from another locality (if you have moved into Rappahannock County) before this date. If you have already been registered and nothing has changed, you do not need to register again.
  • June 6, 2017 - Deadline to submit an absentee ballot application in order to receive ballot by mail. PLEASE do not wait until this date to request a ballot be mailed to you. Changes to the USPS schedule may result in your ballot arriving late. In person absentee voting will still be available.
  • June 10, 2017 (Saturday) - Our office is open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. for the last day of in person absentee voting.
  • June 13, 2017 - Dual Primary Election. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Voters will be required to select and vote either a Democratic Ballot or a Republican Ballot, but cannot vote both. The races are for the offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and Members of the Virginia House of Delegates (Rappahannock County is District 18). Should only one candidate qualify for the primary ballot in any office, then no primary for that office will be held.

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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