Having a problem at the polls? Have a voting question?
You may call the Democratic Party of Virginia Voter Hotline at 844-4VA-VOTE (844-482-8683). They will be available from 6:00 am - to 7:00 pm to assist with any issues that arise at the polls on Primary Day.
On November 6, 2018 the following offices will up for election in Virginia:
- Senator (Tim Kaine's seat)
- All eleven members of the House of Representatives
June 12, 2018
Before we get to the general election, there will be a primary election on June 12, 2018 for several House of Representative seats.
- The 11th Congressional District (Gerry Connolly's seat) may have a primary (all of Braddock is within the 11th CD)
- The 1st, 2nd, 5th, 6th, 7th, 9th, & 10th Districts may also have primaries
Tp find out your Congressional District, visit braddockdems.org/voterrecord, enter your information, and scroll down to the
Districts section about halfway doewn the page.
Voter Registration Deadline: Monday, May 21, 2018
Visit braddockdems.org/registertovote to register or to update your registration. You may also use this link to verify your registration and see where to vote on June 132.
NOTE: If you are already registered to vote at your current address and with your current name, there is no need to register again.
17 Year Olds May Be Able To Vote
If you will be 18 years old by the General Election (if you were born on or before November 6, 2000) you can register now and vote in the June 12 primary but you must register by Monday, May 21. Visit braddockdems.org/registertovote to register online.
Absentee Voting Begins April 27
If you are eligible to vote absentee, you may visit the Government Center during normal business hours between April 27 & June 8 to cast your ballot in person. Find out more information at braddockdems.org/absentee.
Candidates have until March 29 to turn in the necessary signatures to qualify to be placed on th ballot. The appropriate Democratic Congressional District Committee has until April 3 to certify the paperwork and notify the Department of Elections of any and all qualified candidates.
Please return in early April for a list of current candidates in the 11th Congressional District.
Check with the appropriate Democratic Congressional Committee for the status of the candidates in those districts:
- VA01 Democrats
- VA02 Democrats (no link available)
- VA05 Democrats
- VA06 Democrats
- VA07 Democrats
- VA09 Democrats
- VA10 Democrats
11th Congressional Disrict
Check back in early April to see which candidates are running in the 11th Congressional District.
Frequently Asked Questions
I am not a registered Democrat. Can I vote in the Primary?
Yes. Virginia does not register voters by Party, so anyone can vote in any party's primary.
Are the Republicans holding a primary?
Yes. The Republicana are selecting a Senate candidate (to run against Tim Kaine) and several Congressional candidates across the Commonwealth. All Republican primaries are also on June 12.
Can I vote in both the Democratic & Republican primaries?
No. When you arrive at the polls you must choose either a Democratic or Republican ballot.
I want to vote in the Republican primary to help nominate the weakest candidate so the Democrats can win in November!
Please don't do that. We want to nominate the best person to be our next Congressperson, confident that he will win in November. Let your voice be heard in selecting that best candidate. Also, on the off chance that we lose in November, you don't want to have helped select the worst possible person to be our Congressperson for the next two years (or the worst Senator for the next six years)!
I am already registered to vote in Virginia. Do I need to re-register by May 21?
No. If you are registered at your current address, there is no need to update your registration. However, if you have moved or changed your name, you must update your registration before Monday, May 21 in order to be eligible to vote in the June primary. You can check your current registration and make any needed updates at braddockdems.org/citizenportal.
I am not registered to vote in Virginia, can I vote in the primaries?
If you are eligible to vote in Virginia, you must register by Monday, May 21 to be able to vote in the June 12 primary.
I am 17 years old. Can I vote in the primary?
Maybe. If you will be 18 years old by November 6, 2018 you can register to vote now and vote in the June 12 primary.
Where do I vote?
Vote at the same place you do on Election Day. If you're not sure, visit braddockdems.org/wheretovote to find out.
What times are the polls open?
6:00 am - 7:00 pm. If you are in line at 7:00 pm, you are legally allowed to vote no matter how long it takes.
Is there early voting?
If you are eligible to vote absentee, you are allowed to vote early (called in-person absentee voting) starting on Friday, April 27. Find out more about early voting at braddockdems.org/citizenportal.
Who is eligible to vote absentee?
Many people can vote absentee. The largest eligible population is people who will be outside Fairfax County for any length time on Primary Day (for example: if you work at the Pentagon or in DC, will be on vacation or business travel, are away at school, etc.). Also, people who are ill or care for someone who is ill, people who are pregnant, first responders, members of the military and their spouses, and many others qualify to vote absentee. Find the complete list at braddockdems.org/absentee.
When and where is in-person absentee voting?
If you are registered to vote in Fairfax County, you may vote absentee at the Fairfax County Government Center during normal business hours.
Location: 12000 Government Center Pkwy, Fairfax
Hours: Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri: 8:00 am - 4:30 pm; Thu: 8:00 am - 7:00 pm
Saturday: June 9, 9:00 am - 5:00 pm
Possible extended hours & Satellites: The Board of Elections may offer extended hours, additional Saturdays, and satellite locations. Check later at braddockdems.org/earlyvoting to see if additional options have been added.
I am not registered to vote in Fairfax County. Can I vote absentee at the Fairfax County Government Center?
No. But you can vote at your county's or city's Office of Elections. A list of many local jurisdictions can be found at braddockdems.org/otherjurisdictions.