If everything goes right, voting is quick and easy – but there are laws, regulations, and election quirks that can mess you up. Review this helpful brochure from the Virginia Department of Elections to make sure you’ve prepared for any issues. It includes some COVID-19 specific information, like what to put as your absentee vote by mail reason on the paperwork to request an absentee ballot.
You can check your personal voter status at elections.virginia.gov, and request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you.
If you are in the 96th District, you will have the opportunity to vote in a primary election June 11, 2019. The 96th District includes parts of James City County and York County. If you live in York County, check the Elections Department website to see if you are part of the 96th.
Primaries require you to choose between two members of the same party for who will be on the ballot in the November General election. You will need to choose either a Democratic or Republican party ballot when you vote – you can choose either, but only one.
Scroll down to see a gallery of the ballots for this election.
November elections are familiar, but what’s going on with these spring elections you’ve heard of? Visit the Virginia Department of Elections website for the official source on where and when these elections are held.
The Citizen Portal shows the next election in which you can vote, and which offices, candidates, and issues will be on the ballot. Research information before entering the polling place, since once you’re inside the voting booth it’s hard to get information about the candidates and issues on the ballot.
Most of us have a hard time remembering which congressional district we’re in. Go to vote411.org and enter your address for a quick reminder.
The next election will be the June Primary (June 12, 2018) and both the 1st and 2nd District in Virginia (affecting City of Williamsburg, James City County, and York County) will have Democratic and Republican primaries for the National House of Representatives. Read more about candidates here (links go to vote411.org, a site run by the educational non-profit wing of the League of Women Voters):
Congressional District 1 Republican incumbent Rob Wittman does not have a primary challenger.
Congressional District 1: Democratic Candidates
Congressional District 2: Democratic Candidates
Congressional District 2: Republican Candidates
As we all learned in the last November election, ballots can be confusing. The Virginia Department of Elections publishes a guide to marking the ballot.
Virginia Department of Elections has released the official count of candidates and ballot order for the June 12 primary. The 1st and 2nd Districts for the National House of Representatives are affected – this includes City of Willamsburg, James City County, and York County.
See the full list here.
Certified Candidates and Ballot Order for June 12, 2018 Primary Elections