The League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging the informed and active participation of citizens in government. It influences public policy through education and advocacy.
The League encourages people to register, obtain a photo ID, and vote every year. Your vote is your voice in government and it will count.
See http://www.VOTE411.org for information on all candidates and ballot issues for the November election. For more on VOTE411, see "Get Connected" on this page below and the "Elections" page.
Redistricting has changed the boundaries of the 3rd, 4th, and 7th Congressional Districts (CD). For many in the Richmond metro area, their member of Congress will change. You can check your District on the Virginia Department of Elections website at http://www.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation.
NEW VOTING EQUIPMENT
Many area voters used different voting equipment in the November 2015 election for the first time. The most common new equipment is optical scan equipment, where you fill in a paper ballot that is then placed in a machine to be scanned and counted.
PHOTO ID REQUIRED FOR VOTING
As of 2014, you must present one of the following acceptable forms of photo identification when voting in Virginia:
If you do not have an acceptable form of identification please contact your local voter registration office for a free ID.
Check out the latest LWV-RMA newsletter at The Leaguer
Visit the League of Women Voters of the United States' website at http://www.lwv.org.
Our State League's website address is http://www.lwv-va.org. Both will help you stay up-to-date with what is happening!
The Virginia Public Access Project, a neutral, non-partisan initiative, has up-to-date information on our elected officials and candidates, including information on contributions. Access this at http://www.vpap.org.
Want to see what is happening to bills in the General Assembly? Visit http://www.richmondsunlight.com.
On Facebook? Check the national League page at http://facebook.com/leagueofwomenvoters?v=wall.
and our local League page at https://www.facebook.com/pages/League-of-Women-Voters-Metro-Richmond-VA/1521160478107304
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