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NEW! Photo ID Requirements
NEW! Register to Vote Online
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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
**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 upcoming March 1, 2016 Dual Presidential Primary is 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)
Currently, the next election in Rappahannock County is the 2016 March 1st Dual Presidential Primary. The Virginia Department of Elections has just notified us that both political parties have met the requirements to participate.
NOTE: For voters who may not have voted in a primary like this before, there will be two ballots. Only one ballot can be voted by a voter. Voters will be discreetly asked which ballot they would like – Democratic or Republican. The Republican Party has requested that voters who vote the Republican Ballot take an oath/pledge in accordance with Section 24.2-545 of the Code of Virginia. Voters who refuse to take the pledge will not be able to vote the Republican ballot. When submitting an application to vote absentee, voters will be required to note their political party and therefore the ballot they will vote. A signed oath/pledge will be required to be returned with the Republican ballot for the ballot to be counted.
2015-2016 Elections Notice: Absent Uniformed-Service and Overseas Citizens Eligible to Use the Federal Write-In Absentee Ballot (FWAB) and may also be eligible to receive ballots via email. For more information, please go (here).
**IMPORTANT DATES** March 1, 2016 Dual Presidential Primary
January 19, 2016-Absentee Voting Begins
February 8, 2016-Deadline to register to vote in the primary. Please be sure to register, update your registration, or transfer from another locality (if you have moved into Rappahannock County) before this date.
February 23, 2016-Deadline to submit an absentee ballot application in order to receive ballot by mail. In person absentee voting will still be available.
February 27, 2016-Saturday. Final day for in person absentee voting.
March 1, 2016 – Primary Election
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. Please contact your representative(s) now in support of equal access to all voters statewide as this will be addressed during the General Assembly (currently in session).

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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