DemDaily: Know The Rules

Cctober 31, 2017

In perhaps the most important election of 2017, all eyes are on the Virginia Governor's race and the tight contest between Lt. Governor and Democratic nominee Ralph Northam and former RNC Chair and Republican nominee Ed Gillespie - now just one week away.

We know, all-to-well, that one vote makes a difference - and the

repercussions in this race go beyond the boarders of Virginia.

To Get out the Vote we must Educate the Electorate, so know

The Rules

Options and Deadlines for Voting in Virginia

Please post, and forward this out to friends, family, colleagues and neighbors in Virginia!

To Register to Vote
You must be a US citizen, resident of Virginia, 18 or older as of Election Day, and not be declared legally mentally incompetent.
Deadline: Application due 22 days before an election, so you must be registered now to vote Election Day.
Check Your Voter Registration Status online here..

Check Your Polling Place
To have your vote counted, you must vote at your registered polling place. Check your polling place here.

Voting Before Election Day
You may vote before Election Day by Absentee By Mail or Absentee In Person with a qualifying reason.
Qualifying reasons are broad, and may include work, medical, travel, disability or other( see full list)

Vote Absentee by Mail
Deadline:  October 31st (today!)
Where:  Your completed ballot must be received by 7:00 pm on Election Day. See list of offices here..

Vote Absentee in Person
Absentee voting started 45 days before the election and extends through three days before the election.
Deadline: Saturday, November 4th (by 5pm)
How:     You can vote absentee in person at your local registrar's office.
Where:  See list of offices..

Information for Students
Students must register to vote in either your home state, or the state where you are attending school - but not both. Check your registration status and polling place here.

Voting from Abroad
How: wwww.VoteFromAbroad.org. Watch this video or email GOTV@democratsabroad.org.

Seniors & Voters with Disabilities
How: Curbside voting is available for seniors (65+) or those with disabilities. An election officer will bring voting equipment out to your car so you can vote.

 

You may request assistance with voting due to a physical disability or an inability to read or write.

Information for Felons:See details!!

Photo ID Requirements
Virginia voters must show an approved form of valid photo identification, which include:
A Virginia driver's license or ID issued by the DMV; US passport or ID issued by the federal, Virginia, or local government; Tribal enrollment card, Employee ID card; Military ID; Student ID (Virginia College, public or private high school); Nursing home resident ID; Free voter ID card issued by the Department of Elections.

Don't be intimidated! If you are not sure about your ID, or if someone questions its validity at the polls, contact: 1-866-687-8683.

Go cast your vote!

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Sources: Virginia Board of Elections, Virginia Democratic Party

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