Are You Ready for Super Tuesday in Virginia?
Virginia will award 95 Democrat delegates and 46 Republican delegates based on the March 1, 2016, presidential primary vote. That’s the third most of any state on Super Tuesday, according to The Economist.
Virginia is one of 17 states with an “open” primary, which means you don’t have to be registered with a particular political party to vote in that party’s primary. However, Virginia law allows you to vote in only one political party primary election when multiple political party primary elections are held on the same day — as on March 1, 2016. Each primary — Democrat and Republican — has a separate ballot listing different candidates. “The voter must indicate which ballot they would like to receive,” the Virginia State Board of Elections said.
The Republican presidential primary “statement of affiliation” passed by the Virginia State Board of Elections on December 16, 2015, has been rescinded
Ballot Order for Virginia Primaries 2016
The Virginia State Board of Elections (SBE) determined by random drawing the order in which candidates will appear on the ballots for the March 1 primary.
2016 Democratic Presidential Primary ballot order:
2016 Republican Presidential Primary ballot order:
Confirm Your Voter Registration
The deadline to register to vote in the March 1, 2016, primary was February 8, 2016, and has passed.
You can check your registration status and update your status at the Virginia Voter Registration webpage.
Voters may also complete registration applications in-person at a local election official office, Department of Motor Vehicles Customer Service Centers, and other Virginia government agencies. Learn more at Virginia’s How To Register webpage.
If you’re unable to make it to the polls on election day or will be out of town, you may cast an absentee ballot. Request and cast an absentee ballot by mail or in person at your local registrar’s office.
-The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is 5 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 23, 2016.
-The deadline to vote absentee in person is 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, 2016.
Local Registrars’ Offices
Contact your local registrar for more information:
Fredericksburg Office of Voter Registration and Elections
601 Caroline St.
Fredericksburg, VA 22401
8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
Spotsylvania County Voter Registration
9106A Courthouse Rd.
Spotsylvania, VA 22553
Call 540-507-7380 for hours or with questions.
Stafford County Voter Registration
1300 Courthouse Rd.
P.O. Box 301
Stafford, VA 22554
8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
For other locations, refer to the voter registration website for your city or county.
Photo ID Required
Virginia requires voters to present photo identification before voting. Any valid government issued ID with your photo is acceptable, including a driver’s license, DMV ID card, passport, or military ID. Employer issued ID’s are acceptable if they include your photo. A complete list of acceptable photo ID’s is available at the Department of Elections web site: http://elections.virginia.gov/registration/photo-ids-required-to-vote/
If you don’t have a photo ID, you may obtain a voter photo ID from your local registrar’s office. Your old voter registration card that does not include a photo will no longer be accepted.
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