Virginia Black Leadership Organizing Collaborative, VA BLOC, is based in Hampton Roads and focuses on building empowered communities. It is a project of New Virginia Majority. Currently in Hampton and Newport News, VA BLOC works in Voter Engagement, Civic Engagement, and Leadership Development. For more information, please visit our website www.VA-BLOC.org If you or your organization wants to join our efforts, please contact Director Marcia Price at – MPrice@VA-BLOC.org or 757-751-9081 or visit www.tinyurl.com/VABLOC
YOUR VOTE DOES MATTER!!!
Local General Elections are May 1, 2018
DID YOU KNOW? At any given time, there are at least 15 elected officials that make decisions about your everyday life. You have a say in who they are!
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
May 1st Local Elections
*3/17/18 In-Person Absentee Voting begins
*4/9/18 – Deadline to register to vote/update existing information for May 1st Election
*4/24/18 – Deadline to request an Absentee Ballot by mail by 5pm
*4/28/18 – Deadline to Vote In-Person Absentee by 5pm
*5/1/18 – Local Elections – Polls open 6am-7pm
Do you need to register to vote or update your registration information? Click here!
Already registered? Use your Citizen Portal (www.tinyurl.com/VACitizenPortal):
- Confirm your name and address in the voter system.
- Learn what is on your individual ballot.
- Find your voting location and your districts.
Virginia Voter Info: elections.virginia.gov
- Find out more information about Photo ID requirements.
- See how to request an Absentee Ballot.
- Get more information for College Students & Military.
What’s on the Ballot?
- 3 Seats for City Council
- 3 Seats for School Board
That’s SIX positions we will be electing in Hampton!
- Mayor of Newport News
- 3 Seats for City Council
- 4 Seats for School Board
That’s EIGHT positions we will be electing in Newport News depending upon your district!
Make sure your voice is heard!
Absentee Voting: Need to vote before Election Day? You may be eligible for Absentee Voting! Click here for more information!
Important Precinct Changes!
Newport News: If you vote at Jefferson Precinct, you will go back to voting at the Marshall Courts Rec Center for the General Election. If you have any questions, call the Newport News Voter Registrar’s Office at 757-926-8683. (Updated 3/30/18)
Hampton: If you used to vote at East Hampton Precinct at the Woodlands Golf Courthouse, you will now vote at Phoebus High School on 100 Ireland St. If you have any questions, call the Hampton Voter Registrar’s Office at 757-727-6218.
Acceptable Photo-ID For Election Day: Did you know you can get a FREE Photo ID from the Voter Registrar if you don’t have one of the listed ID’s or if you have one and it’s expired?! Click for more info: http://elections.virginia.gov/registration/photo-ids-required-to-vote/
Find Who Your Current Representatives Are & Contact Them! Make sure your representatives have heard from you on your issues and concerns! Also drop them a line when things are going well! http://whosmy.virginiageneralassembly.gov/
Restoration of Rights: Restoring your rights is an important step in your reentry! You can go online to restore.virginia.gov to request your rights be restored or to check the status of your request. If you have any issue you can contact Revive My Vote at (844) 932-8683 for help with your restoration of rights process.
This post was updated 3/30/18