Rappahannock County Seal
SPECIAL NOTICES
COME OUT AND VOTE!!!! The Washington Town Council Election will be held May 6, 2014. Polls will open at 6 am and close at 7 pm. The Election will be held at the Washington Fire Hall. The Mayor, the Town Council Treasurer, and five Town Council Members will be up for election. You must be a resident of the Town of Washington in order to vote in this Election.
IMPORTANT DATES:
March 21, 2014-Absentee Voting begins. Our offices are open M, T, and Th from 8 am to 4 pm.
April 14, 2014-Deadline to register to vote in Town Council Election.
April 29, 2014-Deadline for Registrar to receive Absentee Voter Application.
May 3, 2014-Last day to vote Absentee In Person(8 am to 4 pm).
May 6, 2014-Town Council Election for Little Washington. Washington Fire Hall 6 am to 7 pm.
Please go to the State Board of Elections website (see here) for information on candidates, absentee ballot applications, to register (if you are not registered already), to update your registration, and much more!
Notice of Potential Primary - June 3, 2014 click here to view
ELIGIBILITY
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 (November 2013) - 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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