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Monday, September 21, 2015

Election Day November 3, 2015 in Virginia: Absentee Ballots are Already Being Accepted and Voter Registration Deadline is in 3 Weeks!


Every two years Virginias 100 Delegates run for re-election and every four years Virginias 40 Senators run for re-election.  

This November 3, 2015 ALL 140 seats are up for election 

  • Do you know what District you reside in?
  • Do you know who your current Delegate and Senator are? 
  • Have you ever emailed, called them or attended one of their public events?
  • Are they running for reelection this November?
I would hope you answered ‘YES’ to to the first 3 questions. But if not that’s OK, it’s never too late. 

To find our what District you live in just enter your home address at this link, http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/  it will tell you who your current State Delegate and State Senator are as well as your one Congress member plus your House and your Senate District numbers. 

Then to  learn who the candidates running in you two Districts (House and Senate)  go here, http://elections.virginia.gov/Files/CastYourBallot/CandidateList/2015GE-List_of_Candidates_By_Office_District_1.pdf  for the full list of candidates pages 1-26 are House candidates and pages 27-37 are Senate candidates in order of district numbers. 

Are you registered to vote? The deadline to register to vote in this year’s election is Oct. 13th at 5pm: http://elections.virginia.gov/registration/how-to-register/index.html . 

Are you planning to submit an absentee ballot? Last Friday September the 18th was the first day for absentee ballots. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot is Oct. 27 by-mail and Oct. 31 in-person: http://elections.virginia.gov/casting-a-ballot/absentee-voting/index.html .