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We support local charities, participate in local events, and tirelessly advocate for those in our county that are often ignored.  Please join us in our work and support our mission!

 

How to Vote

Ways to Vote in the General Election 2021

 

Register to Vote or Update Your Voter Registration

  • The deadline to register to vote or to update your voter registration is October 12, 2021.  You can go online to Visit vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation.  Follow the prompts to Register to Vote.

  • You can download, print, and complete a Voter Registration application and hand deliver or mail it to the Powhatan County Office of Elections, 3910 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA 23139.  It must be hand delivered to the Office of the Registrar by 5 pm on October 12, 2021 or postmarked by October 12, 2021.  Download the application here:  http://www.powhatanva.gov/DocumentCenter/View/1392/Voter-Registration-Application

Voting Early In-Person

  • Any registered voter may vote early in person on a voting machine located in the Early Voting Drive-Thru Tent located in the rear parking lot of the Village Building, 3910 Old Buckingham Road.

  • All voters must provide an acceptable form of ID.  Note:  You no longer need to have a photo ID.

  • Early Voting Drive-Thru Tent hours:

    • Monday - Friday, September 17 - October 29, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • Closed on Monday, October 11 for Indigenous People’s Day

    • Two Saturdays - October 23 and October 30, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

    • The LAST day to vote in person prior to Election Day is Saturday, October 30.

  • If you requested to vote by mail and have since changed your mind, please bring your unmarked mailed ballot and corresponding envelopes with you to surrender in order to vote in person instead. 

Absentee Voting by Mail

Application 

  • Online - If you have a Virginia issued Driver’s License or State ID, you may complete an absentee application online.  Visit vote.elections.virginia.gov/Voter Information. Follow the prompts to apply to vote absentee by mail.

  • Call 804-598-5604 to request an application be mailed to you.

Submitting the Absentee Application (if not online)

  • Print, complete, and sign a paper application, and:

    • Mail to:  Powhatan County Office of Elections, 3910 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA  23139, OR

    • Fax to: 804-598-5607

    • Scan and attach to an email to: kalexander@powhatanva.gov

Deadline to Apply for an Absentee Ballot

The last day to request an absentee ballot be mailed to you is Friday, October 22.  You may fax or email the application as an attachment or send it by mail to the Department of Elections Office.  Applications must be received by 5 p.m. on October 22.

Submitting the Absentee Ballot Once You Receive It

Note:  Absentee ballots require a witness signature.

  • There is a secure Ballot Drop Box that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week outside the Village Building (left side facing the parking lot) located at 3910 Old Buckingham Road.

    • The Ballot Drop Box will be available September 17 through Tuesday, November 2, 2021 at 7 p.m.

    • Ballots are collected daily.

  • Absentee ballots may also be mailed to the Powhatan County Office of Elections, 3910 Old Buckingham Road, Powhatan, VA  23139 and must be postmarked by November 2, 2021.  Please use the privacy envelope and the self-addressed, stamped return envelope provided for you.

  • Only Absentee ballots delivered by the voter himself/herself can be hand delivered in person to the Registrar in the Office of Elections.  The deadline to do that is November 2, 2021 at 7 p.m.

 

Vote on Election Day, November 2, 2021 

All polling places open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

  • State Election:  Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates.

  • Special Elections:  Treasurer (Powhatan County-wide) and Board of Supervisors (District 2 only).

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2021 Candidates

The Democratic Party has nominated a slate of candidates that are qualified, experienced and ready. Democrats will come into office prepared to pick up the pieces, govern and lead this country forward to Build Back Better. Click a photo to learn more!

 
Powhatan County Special Elections to Fill Unexpired Terms
  • Treasurer (unexpired term to end 12/31/2023) - Rebecca C. “Becky” Nunnally
  • District 2 only - Board of Supervisors seat (unexpired term to end 12/31/2023) -
    • Steven W. McClung
    • Amy Kingery
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Get Involved

Redistricting in Virginia - Check out the maps!

 

The 18 member bipartisan Virginia redistricting committee released the latest drafts of state House of Delegates and Senate Districts that are available in the links below.  Right now there are two versions, Democrat and Republican, of each set of proposed districts. By October 10th the versions must be combined for an up/down vote by both houses of the General Assembly.  There are still critical issues, especially because multiple versions of the maps reduce the number of “minority majority” districts, reducing the likelihood of elections of minority candidates.

Pertaining to Powhatan County, if you look at the maps you will notice that both state Senate maps take Powhatan out of our current 10th Senate district and move us to a largely red Senate district including jurisdictions to our west and south to the North Carolina border!  Sen.Ghazala Hashmi would not be our Senator.  Note that the Republican House of Delegates map actually aligns us more to Chesterfield and the metro Richmond region, while the corresponding Democrat map more closely parallels the Senate alignment with jurisdictions to our west and south.  I am concerned that Powhatan’s alignment with more rural jurisdictions will further diminish our capacity to elect Democrats.  I look forward to discussing this at our meeting.

Please note that you can comment on the maps.  Please do!

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