The Virginia Department of Elections has launched a new absentee mail-in ballot tracker to allow voters to follow their ballots before receiving them, and after they’re sent back to the registrar, to make sure they're processed.
One of the most controversial changes made by some states to voting procedures amid the pandemic- universal mailing of ballots- is not happening in Virginia. However, there were some other changes made in the Commonwealth that caused initial pushback.
Between mandatory intelligent mail barcodes on absentee envelopes to finding the right drop boxes, those in charge of this year's unprecedented presidential election say they need answers to get things ready in time.
The president is making national headlines for what he said in that interview about voting, when he suggested voters should "check their vote" by casting their ballot in person and by mail. “Let them send it in and let them go vote,” said President Trump.
Richmond City Councilor Kim Gray, who is running against Stoney for mayor this fall, sent a letter to the Richmond City Commonwealth’s Attorney asking for an investigation, and if appropriate, any potential criminal charges.
Anyone expecting to tune in for quick results on election night should probably start thinking about it as election week, according to Virginia officials who are trying to reshape public expectations in what’s expected to be a highly unusual presidential year.
A representative for the Department of Elections said that the Center for Voter Information recently mailed absentee ballot applications to Virginia residents. The Virginia Department of Elections claim no affiliation with this group.
Fewer new voters are registering to vote in Virginia because of the coronavirus pandemic. Reports indicate that new voter registrations are significantly lower compared with the two most recent presidential elections.
Del. Nick Freitas will be on the ballot to represent Virginia’s 7th Congressional District in this November’s election, after winning a majority of delegates in the district’s GOP convention this afternoon.
Underneath a hot independence day sun with a rifle over her shoulder, outspoken Senator Amanda Chase lead a peaceful rally at the entrance if Capitol Square for 2nd amendment rights Saturday afternoon.
At an April 28 Board of Supervisors meeting an ordinance was introduced to relocate five polling locations during the ongoing pandemic due to those locations being in retirement communities and long-term care facilities.
Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and state health officials say a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing capacity restraints are factors in outbreaks at long-term care facilities in the state including Canterbury Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Henrico county.
Former Governor Terry McAuliffe he said in part, “We can’t afford four more years of Donald Trump’s hate-driven chaos and Joe Biden is the candidate with the character, experience, and broad appeal to defeat him.”
Thousands of Second Amendment-supporters attended the Richmond Gun Show at the Richmond Raceway Saturday, which is the second-largest show of its kind in Virginia. But on the mind of the enthusiasts - the outcome of last Tuesday’s election.