Ballots for this election vary based on your voting location, so it’s important to research your ballot before you go to the polls so you are prepared. The official place to check your ballot is on the elections website for your county or town.
Ballots for James City County and York County are included below. Find York County’s ballots on their site.
Virginia’s voter registration deadline is Tuesday, October 15, 2019. Go vote.elections.virginia.gov to begin the registration process or make sure you are up-to-date if you are already registered.
If you have a Virginia driver’s license or state ID card, you can register to vote completely online. If you are eligible but don’t have either of those cards, you can complete and print the application online and mail it in to your local or state election office.
The League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area and the Greater Williamsburg Chamber and Tourism Alliance Business Council invite the public to “Candidate Meet-and-Greets” for these candidates (listed alphabetically) in contested races.
Wednesday, October 16, 7 pm, Williamsburg Regional Library, Scotland Street
Virginia Senate, District 3: Herb Jones (Dem)
Virginia House of Delegates, District 93: Heather Cordasco (Rep) and (Mike Mullin (Dem)
Virginia House of Delegates, District 96: Amanda Batten (Rep) and Dr. Mark Downey (Dem)
Thursday, October 17, 7 pm, James City County Board of Supervisors Building F, Mounts Bay Road
Virginia Senate, District 3: Tommy Norment (Rep)
James City County Board of Supervisors, Roberts District: Trevor Herrin (Rep) and John McGlennon (Dem)
Sheriff: Sean Gormus (Ind), David Hardin (Rep) and Gerald Mitchell (Dem)
The first portion of the “Meet & Greet” will give each candidate an opportunity to provide a 3-5 minute statement about their qualifications, goals, priorities, issues of importance and other personal content. Ground rules: the audience will be asked to refrain from applauding or demonstrating support or nonsupport of all candidates during this segment. No campaign materials, buttons, signs, etc. will be allowed inside the building.
Following these statements, members of the public in the audience will have an informal and casual opportunity to speak with the individual candidates.
The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization that never supports or opposes any political party or candidate.
LWV-Williamsburg Area Fall Reception is today, September 19 at 4:30 p.m. at Legacy Hall in New Town. Speaker: Chris Piper, Virginia Department of Elections Commissioner. Hear the latest on election integrity in Virginia. Our program BEGINS promptly at 4:30 p.m., so please arrive a bit early. Wine & Cheese Reception will follow. No cost. New and interested members welcome. If you are coming, don’t forget to RSVP by clicking here.
Dear Director Howard and members of the Virginia State Crime Commission,
As President of the League of Women Voters – Williamsburg Area, I write in support of several critical pieces of legislation regarding gun violence prevention. A super majority of Virginians support the concept of sensible gun reform and legislation.
We urge you to pass the following pieces of legislation on to the General Assembly for their serious consideration and vote:
– SB4019, which would close background check loopholes
– SB4012, which would implement Extreme Risk Protection Orders in Virginia
– SB2024, which would ban assault firearms equipped with high capacity magazines, bump stocks, or silencers
The public safety of Virginians is at stake. Having lived in the Commonwealth since 1999, I have witnessed the impact of the massacres at Virginia Tech and the recent gun violence in Virginia Beach and all those other less publicized incidents.
Please use your influence and political decision-making power to make a difference by boldly addressing this unprecedented challenge. You have an an opportunity to do the right thing for the people of our great Commonwealth.
Mary Schilling, President League of Women Voters-Williamsburg Area
We thought about what we’ve been up to the past year and wanted to share it with you. The League pursues non-partisan political work that educates voters and supports our community.
The League’s Voter Registration team attended a June 14, 2018, Flag Day Naturalization Ceremony, registering new citizens as voters.
President wrote a formal letter to Virginia Elections Commissioner Chris Piper in
June 2018, regarding League’s concern about mapping errors resulting in
numerous voters being incorrectly assigned to the wrong polling places in the
Voter Education team distributed over 500 copies of Facts for Voters, a flyer listing names and contact information for
all elected officials in James City County, Williamsburg, and York County as
well as top officials in the Commonwealth.
Also included is information on voter registration.
Voter Registration volunteers visited high schools, community colleges, and senior
residences in the early fall in preparation for November 2018election, repeating these efforts again in
the spring to register additional students.
270 subscribers, both League and community members, participated in our Great Decisions, our signature foreign affairs lecture series, with topics on: Cyber Conflicts and Geopolitics; Nuclear Negotiations; US-Mexico Partnership; Regional Disorder in the Middle East; Rise of Populism in Europe; US-China Trade; State of US Diplomacy; Refugees and Global Migration. The 8 lectures were presented on Tuesday mornings in February and March 2019.
Violence Prevention event on May
13, 2019, attended by 58 members and friends, featured an update on the
status of various legislative initiatives to curb gun violence and increase gun
presented public panel on January 24, 2019, discussing “Medicaid: Bridging the
Cost of Health Care,” that included 4 healthcare professionals, economists, and
community agency heads.
dozen League members attended an
April 26 Legislative Wrap-up Session hosted by the Greater Williamsburg
Chamber & Tourism Alliance and featuring comments by Senator Monty Mason
and Delegate Brenda Pogge.
On October 3, The Virginia Gazette, published the League President’s substantive commentary articulating the League’s mission and commitment to Voter Education. The article called for civic and political involvement and urged informed voting in the midterm elections. The timing of this article was prompted by the fact that the League was unable to host traditional pre-election Candidate Forums lacking the required participation of all candidates for each position.
Advocacy and Action groups on Election Integrity, Gun Safety Legislative
Reform, and Civics Education in fall 2018.
Schilling spoke in support of the Equal Rights Amendment at a January 9, 2019,
meeting of the James City County Board of Supervisors.
the May 2019 LWV-VA Convention, our League was awarded Third Place in the
Advocacy Competition, measuring the number of individual advocacy initiatives based
on membership size. This is the second
year we have placed third out of 13 Leagues across the Commonwealth.
members joined students and community members for the March 23 March to End Gun Violence, hearing
remarks by students, elected officials, and other community organizers for
sensible gun reform.
Seven members (6 Board) attended the LWV-VA Council Meeting on June 16, 2018, in Henrico, with information shared on state positions and other priorities.
President, Vice President, and Immediate Past President attended the July 2018 Biennial
LWVUS Convention in Chicago, among 1,000 members from across the country.
President Katherine Rowe spoke to 150 members and guests at our Fall Reception
at Legacy Hall on October 10, 2018.
members attended the LWV-VA Fall Workshop Day at Colonial Williamsburg
Conference Center on September 8, 2018, were who participated in training on advocacy
members participated in the W&M Homecoming Parade on October 19, 2018, riding
in a red convertible and marching, carrying banners celebrating W&M’s 100
years of admission of women and encouraging parade viewers to vote in November
6 Midterm Election in an effort to Empower Voters, Defend Democracy.
November 10, 2018, 12 members attended opening day at Tenacity: Women in
Jamestown and Early Virginia at the
Jamestown Settlement museum.
members attended the November 19, 2018,all-day symposium on the Equal Rights
Amendment, featuring law school faculty, elected officials and others.
members attended the LWV-VA December 5, 2018, Pre-session Roundtable in
Richmond to hear speakers, lobbyists and representatives of non-profits who
highlighted upcoming proposed bills in 2019 General Assembly.
members attended the annual Holiday Reception at Schilling home on December 6,
On January 19, 2019, members participated in an ERA Women’s March on DOG Street, featuring elected officials and non-profit speakers, with League members marching and carrying LWV-WA and ERA banners.
From January 31, 2013 to January 31, 2019, our League doubled in membership, from 100 to 200. Current membership is at 232 — and still growing.
Our League was the most consistent League with the largest number of members participating in the Women’s Legislative Roundtable. The six Wednesday morning sessions during General Assembly featured Delegates and non-profit lobbyists discussing bills being forwarded through committees and to the floors of the House and the Senate. League members sitting in the Senate gallery were recognized at League Day, February 6, 2019.
Our April 4, 2019 New Member Orientation Reception at Schilling’s home drew 17 of our newest members to learn more about the League from Board members and to get acquainted with one another.
Eleven Voting Delegates and 3 Observers participated in the May 17-19, 2019, LWV-VA Convention in Norfolk with outstanding speakers and breakout sessions, bringing together Leaguers from across the Commonwealth.
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.