RCDC Gets Out the Vote!

ABSENTEE VOTING IN 2020 

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Due to the COVID19 outbreak in the country, it’s imperative that we protect every Democrat’s right to vote in the June 9 Congressional Primary and the November 3 Election

Kim McKiernan, Rappahannock County Registrar, says: In an effort to protect our voters, our election officials, and our staff, we are encouraging voters to submit an application to vote absentee by mail (your ballot is mailed to you) and to conduct all other business with the voter registration office via telephone 540-675-5380 or email vote@rappahannockcountyva.gov 

NOTE: There are absentee ballot application forms and voter registration forms hanging on the Registrar of Voters’ office door along with in-depth instructions. 

Please proceed to: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation  

  1. Complete the information for ‘registered voter’. (Note: if you are registering to vote, simply select ‘apply to register to vote’ on the left and follow those prompts. You are not required to re-register if you are already registered.) 
  2. On the next screen, select “I want to apply for absentee voting.” Answer the questions on the next two screens. 
  3. The screen following those two provides instructions for you to vote absentee due to social distancing. Select “I have a reason or condition that prevents me from going to the polls on Election Day”.
     
  4. Proceed to the next screen. Select the election for which you would like a ballot. (Note: We do not know yet whether the June Primary will be in-person or if it will be conducted virtually.) If you have no desire to vote in a June Primary, simply select November 2020. Then, as the instructions state, select ‘my disability or illness.’  

    a. BE SURE to provide your MAILING ADDRESS if it is different than your physical address!  
    b. If you want your ballot mailed to a different address, select “I would like my ballot delivered to a different address than my residence.” This includes post office boxes. If you do not provide a valid mailing address, your ballot will be returned to our office and you may miss the deadline to vote your ballot and return it to us. 
    c. BE SURE TO PROVIDE A PHONE NUMBER OR EMAIL ADDRESS in the ‘contact’ screen in the event we need to clarify anything about your application. 

  5. At the Electronic Signature page, please (if you have a Virginia Driver’s License) provide the information requested, because that is how your application is signed electronically. If your application is not signed, we cannot process it.  

    a. IF YOU DO NOT HAVE A VIRGINIA DRIVER’S LICENSE: Please print this form (you only need to submit page number 3). Write ‘2A’ in the required reason code area.  
    b. Be sure to sign your form and provide the mailing address.  
    c. Select the 5th Congressional District Congressional Primary on June 9 or select the November General on November 3, 2020.  
    d. Provide contact information.  
    e. You can mail, scan and email, or fax your completed form to us at:  

P.O. Box 236, Washington, VA 22740 

vote@rappahannockcountyva.gov  

Fax: 540-675-5381 

IMPORTANT DEADLINES 

Monday, May 18Deadline to register to vote in the Congressional Primary. 

Tuesday, June 2Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you by 5 pm 

Tuesday June 95TH DISTRICT CONGRESSIONAL PRIMARY 

Tuesday October 13Deadline to register to vote in the November General Election. 

Tuesday October 27Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you by 5pm.  

NOTE: in the 2020 General Election, you don’t have to give a reason to vote absentee.  

Tuesday November 3GENERAL ELECTION 

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Who’s running? What do they stand for? How can I contribute?

Eight Democratic Party candidates remain in the race to be the presidential nominee for the Democratic Party. Do you know everything you need to know before Super Tuesday? Below is the list of candidates, listed in alphabetical order. Click on their names to open their campaign websites. Learn about them. And help your preferred candidate win by donating to his or her campaign.

Joe Biden

Michael Bloomberg

Pete Buttigieg

Tulsi Gabbard

Amy Klobuchar

Bernie Sanders

Tom Steyer

Elizabeth Warren

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Are you ready for Super Tuesday–March 3, 2020?

Super Tuesday refers to the Tuesday in a presidential election year when the largest number of states and territories hold a presidential preference primary or caucus. Virginia is one of those states!

Please vote on March 3! Click here to find your polling place. Don’t forget your photo ID.

Based on primary and caucus results, the Democratic Party nominee will be picked at the 2020 Democratic National Convention in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. The convention is being held from July 13-16, 2020.

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Galante for Delegate Statement On Election Night 2019

For Immediate Release

Contact: Sam Falconer, Campaign Manager

Email: sam@galantefordelegate.com, Phone: 540-680-3635

Marshall, VA (November 5) – While tonight’s result is not the outcome our supporters and volunteers desired, the focus of this campaign has always been about more than a singular outcome this Tuesday.

“Laura’s candidacy sought to address challenges common to families across rural Virginia and America,” said Sam Falconer. “Laura campaigned the same way she would have represented the district—by listening first, engaging people of all political persuasions, and finding consensus on the daily issues that matter to residents across Fauquier, Warren, Culpeper, and Rappahannock counties.”

The results of this engagement have been measurable in the hundreds of volunteers who joined the campaign to knock on doors, who gave up their evenings to call voters, and welcomed Laura into their homes to meet their friends and neighbors. We are extraordinarily grateful for and proud of their efforts.

“I will keep listening to all Virginians regardless of politics or background about how we build opportunity in rural areas,” said Laura Galante. “The Commonwealth has pressing challenges, and I plan to remain engaged in the important work of positioning our economy, our farms, and our families for the future.”

The results of Laura’s people-first approach have resulted in an outpouring of support for the issues central to the 18th district: expanding high-speed Internet access, expanding technical education, improving access to affordable healthcare, and increasing funding for our local schools.

“I wish Michael Webert well as a representative of the 18th District in the upcoming legislative session,” said Laura Galante. “It is my fervent hope that he will work to address important workforce and infrastructure issues for the district’s working families.”

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State Senate candidates highlight partisan differences

An article by Max Thornberry published in The Northern Virginia Daily

https://www.nvdaily.com/nvdaily/state-senate-candidates-highlight-partisan-differences/article_6c7bebee-03e2-5ae3-b180-d54184b65192.html

FRONT ROYAL — As campaign season begins to wrap up, April Moore, D-Basye, appears comfortable in her embattled position running against long-time Sen. Mark Obenshain, R-Harrisonburg.

On Thursday evening, Moore continued her fight to displace the conservative Republican she ran against in 2015. Moore, who was raised in a conservative home and said she lives her life with, what her parents would call “conservative” values, said she was running because Obenshain has shown himself to be a “party man” rather than a representative of the people in Warren County.

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