KILMARNOCK—Tuesday, November 6, is Election Day throughout Virginia. Polls will open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
In Lancaster and Northumberland counties, the ballot will include races for U.S. Senate, First District House of Representatives and two proposed amendments to the Constitution of Virginia.
“For your vote to count on Election Day, you must vote at the precinct where you are registered,” reported Robert Bennett, vice chairman of the Lancaster County Electoral Board.
To check registrations, contact a Voter Registration Office or visit www.elections.virginia.gov.
In Lancaster County, residents may contact voter registrar Susan Jett at 8311 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster, call 462-5277, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In Northumberland County, residents may contact registrar Katherine Davenport at 72 Monument Place, Heathsville, call 580-4655, or email email@example.com.
Lancaster County’s six voting precincts are:
Precinct 101, Upper Lancaster Ruritan Center, 3989 White Chapel Road, Lancaster.
Precinct 201, Trinity Episcopal Church, 8484 Mary Ball Road, Lancaster.
Precinct 301, White Stone Baptist Church, 517 Chesapeake Drive, White Stone.
Precinct 302, Kilmarnock Baptist Church, 65 East Church Street, Kilmarnock.
Precinct 401, Grace Episcopal Church, 303 South Main Street, Kilmarnock.
Precinct 501, Irvington Baptist Church, 53 King Carter Drive, Irvington.
Northumberland County’s six voting precincts are:
District 1, precinct 101, Callao Volunteer Fire Department, 314 Northumberland Highway, Callao.
District 2, precinct 201, St. Stephen’s Episcopal Church, 6807 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.
District 3-A, precinct 301, Light of Christ Anglican Church, 9500 Northumberland Highway, Heathsville.
District 3-B, precinct 302, Mt. Olive Baptist Church, 6749 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church.
District 4, precinct 401, Wicomico Parish Church, 5191 Jessie duPont Memorial Highway, Wicomico Church.
District 5, precinct 501, Fairfields Volunteer Fire Department, 119 Main Street, Reedville.
A photo ID is required to vote, said Davenport. Acceptable forms of identification include a Virginia driver’s license, Virginia DMV-issued photo ID, U.S. passport, employer-issued photo ID, student photo ID issued by a school, college or university located in Virginia, other U.S. or Virginia government-issued photo ID, tribal enrollment or other tribal photo ID and a Virginia Voter Photo ID card.
“If you do not have an ID you can go to your nearest registration office and get a photo ID, even on Election Day,” said Davenport.
On the ballot, U.S. Senate candidates are Republican Corey A. Stewart, Democrat Timothy M. Kaine and Libertarian Matt J. Waters. Voters may pick one.
First District House of Representative candidates are Republican Robert J. “Rob” Wittman and Democrat Vangie A. Williams. Voters may pick one.
To write in a qualified candidate who is not already on the ballot, voters may fill in the red box and write the name of the person on the line.
Voters also may vote yes or no on two proposed Constitutional amendments. To vote on an issue, fill in the red box next to yes or no.
The proposed amendments are:
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 flooding resiliency improvements have been made on the property.”
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.”
“According to Virginia political analyst Larry J. Sabato, ‘Every election is determined by the people who show up,'” said Bennett. “This is your chance to show up and vote for the way you want this country and state to be represented and accomplish important work.”