Rappahannock County Seal
SPECIAL NOTICES
The next election in Rappahannock County is the 2014 November General Election. The candidates running in the 2014 November General Election are running for U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.
We will also be having a Special Election for County Treasurer. The deadline for interested candidates to file their paperwork is August 15, 2014. Please contact us immediately at 540-675-5380 or contact the State Board of Elections (see here) for information on becoming a candidate.
Please also note that the Photo ID law goes into effect July 1, 2014. All voters will be required to have a photo ID in order to vote. This law will be in effect for the November 2014 General Election. If you do not have a photo ID but are a registered voter please contact our office.
IMPORTANT DATES:
August 15, 2014-Deadline to submit forms as candidate for Special Election-Treasurer.
September 19, 2014-Absentee voting begins for 2014 November General Election.
October 14, 2014-Deadline for new voters to register to vote in November Election.
October 25, 2014-Saturday hours! In-person Absentee Voting available 8 a.m to 4 p.m.
October 28, 2014-Deadline to request absentee ballot by mail.
November 1, 2014-Saturday hours! Last day for in-person Absentee Voting 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
November 4, 2014-Election Day! Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. Remember your photo ID!

ELIGIBILITY
As of July 1, 2014, all registered voters will be required to present a photo ID in order to vote. Please visit the State Board of Elections (see here) after July 1, 2014 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 State Board 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.

GENERAL INFORMATION
Voter ID Information - The new Voter ID law requiring a photo ID, in order to vote, will not take effect until July 2014. Voter Registration offices will be outfitted by then 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 SBE now. See (website) for more information.
Candidacy Requirements for Local Offices-Special Election (November 2014) - click here to view
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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