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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
Pursuant to the Code of Virginia, the Rappahannock County Board of Supervisors conducted a public hearing on September 3, 2014 in the Courthouse located at 250 Gay Street, Washington, Virginia, and passed the following: An Ordinance adding to the Rappahannock County Code, Chapter 17, Central Absentee Precinct, Sections 17-1 through 17-5, to locate the Central Absentee Voter Precinct at 262A Gay Street, Washington, Virginia 22747. The Central Absentee Voter Precinct (CAP) means a precinct established by a county pursuant to Virginia Code Section 24.2-712 for the processing of Absentee Ballots Only. All other voting precincts have remained at the same location. If you have any questions, feel free to call our office at 540-675-5380.
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. To review what will be on your ballot, click here.
Please note that the Photo ID law went 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:
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 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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