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 November 6, 2018
DID YOU KNOW? At any given time, there are at least 20 elected officials that make decisions about your everyday life. You have a say in who they are!
IMPORTANT DATES TO REMEMBER:
*10/30/18 (by 5pm) – Deadline to request an Absentee Ballot by mail
*11/03/18 by 5pm- In-Person Absentee Voting ends
*11/6/18 – Election Day – Polls are open 6am-7pm
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 Your Ballot?
November 2018 General Elections
United States Senate
*Timothy M. Kaine (D)
Corey A. Stewart (R)
Matt J. Waters (L)
*Indicates incumbent seeking re-election (D)=Democrat; (R)=Republican; (L)=Libertarian
United States House of Representatives
Vangie A. Williams (D)
*Robert J. “Rob” Wittman (R)
Elaine G. Luria (D)
*Scott W. Taylor (R)
*Robert C. “Bobby” Scott (D)
*Indicates incumbent seeking re-election (D)=Democrat; (R)=Republican
2 Proposed Constitutional Amendments
|Ballot Question #1
Should a county, city or town be authorized to provide a partial tax exemption for real property that is subject to recurrent flooding, if resiliency improvements have been made on the property?
|Ballot Question #2
Shall the real property tax exemption for a primary residence that is currently provided to the surviving spouses of veterans who had a one hundred percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability be amended to allow the surviving spouse to move to a different primary residence and still claim the exemption?
A proposed constitutional amendment is a suggested change or modification to the Virginia State Constitution. If voted on and approved by the majority of voters across the state, the state constitution would be modified to include these changes.
Absentee Voting: Need to vote before Election Day? You may be eligible for Absentee Voting! Click here for more information!
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 questions, please call us at 757-751-9081 and we can help! Or you can contact Revive My Vote at (844) 932-8683 for help with your restoration of rights process.
This post was updated 10/16/18