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Vote 411

An online guide, which can be accessed at http://www.vote411.org, enables voters to obtain information about the candidates for Virginia Senate, Virginia House of Delegates, Clerk of Court, Commonwealth Attorney, Falls Church City Council and Falls Church School Board.

VOTER REGISTRATION - Monday, Oct. 17 Deadline

Voter Registration: To register to vote, you can register online or change your registration at www.Vote.Virginia.gov, or you can download the voter registration application or visit the office of the Falls Church City Registrar at 300 Park Avenue, Suite 101.

Photo ID Requirement: Please remember that effective July 1, 2014, photo identification is required to vote in person in Virginia. A photo ID is not required if you vote via absentee ballot.

Voters must submit one of the following acceptable forms of identification when voting:

-Valid Virginia Driver's License
-DMV-issued photo identification card
-Valid United States Passport
-Valid Employee photo identification card
-Other government-issued photo identification card
-Valid college or university student photo identification card (issuer must be an institution of higher education located in Virginia)

IDs with expiration dates must be current or not expired more the 12 months before the election. If you do not have an acceptable form of identification please contact the Falls Church City Registrar for a free ID.

Absentee Voting: Registered voters unable to go to the polls on Election Day may vote by absentee ballot by mail or in person with reason.

-Voting By Mail: To vote absentee by mail, obtain an application from the Falls Church City Registrar or online by downloading the application from http://sbe.virginia.gov/Files/Forms/VoterForms/VirginiaAbsenteeBallotApplication.pdf. Read and follow the instructions exactly. Your application must be received by the Registrar at least seven days before the election, or Tuesday, October 27, for the November 3rd General Election. The office of Voter Registration and Elections will then send you an absentee ballot that you must mark and mail back in time to reach the electoral board before the polls close on Election Day.

-Voting In Person: To vote absentee in-person, visit the Registrar's Office within the 45 days preceding the election, fill out the absentee voting application, and vote on the e-Slate voting machine (the same type of machine as the one used at the polls on Election Day). In-person absentee voting begins on Friday, September 18, and ends at 5:00 pm on the Saturday before the election, October 31. State law requires every Registrar's office to be open for absentee voting on the two Saturdays immediately preceding each General Election from 9:00 am - 5:00 pm. Other special evening and weekend hours may also be scheduled.

Contact the Falls Church Office of Voter Registration and Elections at 703-248-5085 (TTY 711) or by email, or visit the Virginia State Board of Elections website for more information: http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/ or call 1-800-552-9745.

VOTERS' GUIDE ARCHIVES

The League of Women Voters of Falls Church maintains an archive of voters' guides it has prepared to inform voters about their choices at the polls.

Fall 2015

Fall 2014

Fall 2013

Fall 2012

Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Fall 2010

Spring 2010

Fall 2009

CANDIDATE FORUMS

City Council Candidates Forum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cdi2SXhAKD0

School Board Candidates Forum https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K0OSx9azldk

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