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General Voting Information
 

NOTICE

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

 

The Culpeper County Electoral Board
will be holding a board meeting on
Wednesday August 6, 2014
10:00 am

at the Registrar’s Office
151 North Main Street, Second Floor.

 

IMPORTANT NOTICE:
Those who interested in running in either of the Special Elections being held this November
(the Town Council seat and the Catalpa School Board seat)
must turn in all required documents by the August 15, 2014 deadline.
Candidate packets are available at the Voter Registration Office. Candidates are
encouraged to call or email the Registrar for a brief appointment to review
forms before submission.

New Voter Photo ID Requirements – Effective July 1, 2014
To vote in the November election, voters must present identification that contains a photograph.

The new law, effective July 1, 2014, requires voters to present acceptable photo identification to vote in the November election.

 

Acceptable forms of identification include the following:

n Valid Virginia Driver’s License

n Government-issued photo identification card 

n DMV-issued photo identification card

n Valid Employee photo identification card

n Valid United States Passport

n New Virginia Voter Photo Identification Card

n Valid college or university student photo identification card

 

If you do not have an acceptable form of photo identification, please contact your local Voter Registration office to obtain a free Virginia Voter Photo Identification card. If you do not possess your photo identification when voting, you may still vote a provisional ballot.

 

Virginia Voter Registration Lists Checked Against Other State Databases and Post Office Addresses

Voters are strongly encouraged to open and respond to mail from the Department of Elections (Richmond, VA) or from the Culpeper County Voter Registration Office.

“Every July the Virginia Department of Elections conducts annual voter list maintenance, checking each voter registration against the address on file with the US Post Office and with other voter registration lists in other states. If an individual’s address does not match, a notice is mailed to the voter.  Please do not ignore this piece of mail as it could affect your eligibility to vote in future elections. ”says Culpeper County General Registrar Michele White.

“Voters are reminded that it is their responsibility to see that their voter registration is current so that they remain eligible to vote.” Voters are encouraged to “check their voter registrations early and often”, adds Ms. White, indicating that the registration deadline for the upcoming 2014 November Federal election is Tuesday October 14, 2014 at 5pm.

Voters can check their voter registration online and, if needed, also update their voter registration online at http://sbe.virginia.gov/index.php/registration/view-your-info/.

 
  

November 4, 2014 Federal Election

 

 
Absentee Voting begins Friday September 19, 2014
 
Last Day to Register to Vote:
Tuesday October 14, 2014
 
Deadline to apply for a Mail Absentee Ballot:
Tuesday October 28, 2014
 
Last day to Vote In Person Absentee:
Saturday November 1, 2014, Office open 8am to 4pm

 

To be eligible to register to vote in Virginia a person must:


  • Be a resident of Virginia (A person who has come to Virginia for temporary purposes and intends to return to another state is not considered a resident for voting purposes)

  • Be a U. S. Citizen

  • Be 18 years old (Any person who is 17 years old and will be eighteen years of age at the next general election shall be permitted to register in advance and also vote in any intervening primary or special election)

  • Not be registered and plan to vote in another state

  • Not currently declared mentally incompetent by a court of law

  • If convicted of a felony, your right to vote must have been restored


 

Persons eligible to register can obtain a registration application at any of the following locations:


 

  • Local voter registration office

  • Online
  • State or local government offices when applying or recertifying for Aid to Dependent Children, Food Stamps, WIC, Medicaid, or Rehabilitation Services
  • Government offices in the State that provide State-funded programs primarily engaged in providing services to person with disabilities

  • Armed forces recruitment offices

  • Culpeper County Public Library

  • State Board of Elections office

  • Department of Motor Vehicles offices

  • Voter Registration Drives
     

The completed application can be filed with the local registration office or mailed to the address printed on the form. Application for registration can be submitted using a Virginia Voter Registration Application form or a National Voter Registration Application form. Military and other persons residing outside of the United States should contact the Federal Voting Assistance Program for registration information.

*Once you have submitted your registration form, you should receive a voter registration card in the mail. If you do not receive one, contact your local Registrar's Office to make sure that your application has been processed.


 

Registration Deadlines


Election Types

Registration Deadlines

Code of Virginia §§ 24.2-416

General

22 Days before election

Primary

22 Days before election

Special

13 Days before election

Special (Called by the Governor)

7 Days before election


 

 

To improve your chances of successful registration, you should do the following:
 

  • Complete all information blocks on the application. If any information requested does not apply to you, indicate such by writing the word "NONE" or "NA" in that space.

  • Sign and date the registration application file your completed application either by mailing to the pre-printed addressed or delivering it to a local registration office.

Failure to complete the form properly could result in your registration being delayed or deniedPLEASE NOTE:   that you must provide your social security number, if any, when applying to register to vote in Virginia.

Therefore, if you do not provide your social security number, your application for voter registration will be denied. State and local voting officials will use your social security number as a unique identifier to insure that no person is registered in more than one place. Records containing your social security number will not be open to inspection by the public. Your social security number will appear on reports produced only for official use by voter registration and election officials, and for jury selection purposes by courts.


Where to Send Your Completed Application


 

The Voter Registration Application is pre-addressed and can be mailed via the U.S. postal service or hand-delivered to any official registration office (ie: your local registration office). Click here for contact information of registrars

  • If mailed, the application must be postmarked no later than the deadline.

  • If delivered in person, either by the applicant or a third party, the application must be received by the deadline.

  • Applications postmarked or received after the deadline will be held and processed after the election.

  • For questions concerning completing the application and voting on election day, call your local registration office.

  • Check your voter registration record online.

  • For other questions contact Virginia State Board of Elections. 

 

 
Contact Information
Location:
Giles Miller Building
(above the old Culpeper National Bank downtown)
151 North Main Street
Suite 301
Culpeper VA 22701
Offices are on the second floor.
 
Hours: 8:00am to 4:00pm
Phone: 540-825-0652
Fax: 540-825-8454
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Email:  registrar@culpepercounty.gov
 
Voting Equipment

Culpeper County currently uses the Patriot touch screen voting system produced by

Unilect Corporation.  All voting units go through an annual maintenance program

and a Logistics & Accuracy testing prior to each and every election. 

Ballots are certified and approved by the State Board of Elections prior to opening

the Absentee period and opening the polls on Election Day.  The voting sytem was

brought online in the May 2004 Town Council Election.

 

 

Culpeper County is also part of the State's electronic pollbook program,

reducing wait times for voters at polling places.  

 

  

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