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QUICK LINKS
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!

CURRENT NEWS
IMPORTANT! - The Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT) has received numerous phone calls from concerned voters who received confusing mail suggesting their registration status was in question. These mailers did not come from the Department or local voter registration offices and are not official election mail.
As a reminder, Virginia voters can always confirm their current voter registration status and submit necessary updates on the Department of Elections' secure Citizen Portal at elections.virginia.gov or via direct link at vote.virginia.gov. These updates and registrations, regardless of where they originated, come directly to the appropriate voter registration office to be processed. Voters can disregard any information received from outside entities that contradict our official records.
Should you have additional questions, please feel free to contact our office at 540-675-5380 or email vote@rappahannockcountyva.gov or contact ELECT at 800-552-9745.
Governor McAuliffe Announces Virginia High School Student Registration Week – April 24 – 30, 2016 (click here).
Our office is working with school administrators to get our students registered so they can vote in November. Stay tuned as we may be setting up in the high school to help students complete their registrations.
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. The March 1, 2016 Dual Presidential Primary was a great opportunity for new Election Officials to practice for the 2016 Presidential Election! 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)
**IMPORTANT DATES** September 23, 2016-Absentee Voting Begins
October 17, 2016-Deadline to register to vote in the 2016 November Presidential Election. 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.
November 1, 2016-Deadline to submit an absentee ballot application in order to receive ballot by mail. In person absentee voting will still be available.
October 29, 2016 and November 5, 2016-Our office is open both of these Saturdays for in person absentee voting. November 5th is the final day for in person absentee voting. Please remember to bring photo id.
November 8, 2016 - Presidential Election. Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
NOTE: Beginning January 1, 2016, our office, as one of only 16 out of 133 localities to still be declared 'part time', will only be open three (3) days a week; Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. This affects our voters having access to voter registration services and adversely affected a number of voters trying to vote in person absentee for the recent March 1 Primary. Please contact your local Board of Supervisor members and state representative(s) now in support of equal access to all voters as the majority of voters statewide enjoy, as this will continue to be addressed by the General Assembly.

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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