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Absentee voting available now for Nov. 5 election
Those who wish to register to vote in the Nov. 5 election have less than two weeks to do so, with the voter registration deadline coming up on Oct. 15, to register or to update registration information.
Changes that need to be made to your voter registration could include name and/or address changes. Voters can check their registration status in advance of the Oct. 15 deadline in order to complete any necessary changes prior to Election Day on Nov. 5.
Check registration status online at www.sbe.virginia.gov. Voters who need to update registration information may complete a Virginia voter registration application available from that State Board of Elections website or contact the state board directly to check registration status at (800) 552-9745.
Another convenient local option is for voters to contact or visit the office of King George Registrar Lorrie Gump, located on the ground floor of the Revercomb Administration Building, behind the Courthouse on Route 3 (Kings Hwy.) Any voter with a question about their registration, or wishing to learn how to apply, or whether they qualify to vote absentee, should contact the King George Registrar’s Office at (540) 775-9186.
ABSENTEE VOTING IN PERSON – NOW
Absentee voting is available now which enables voters to cast their ballots in advance of Election Day.
There are numerous reasons that make voters eligible to vote absentee. It’s an effective choice for those who expect to be out of the county on Election Day for any reason, including travel, appointments, long commutes, or those with unpredictable work hours.
Any King George voter with a question about whether they qualify to vote absentee should contact the Registrar’s Office at (540) 775-9186.
Absentee voting can be done in one of two ways, either by mail or in-person at the Registrar’s Office. The easiest way to vote absentee in advance of the election is to go to the King George Registrar’s office. There you may fill out an application for absentee voting, then vote then and there on the spot.
The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot by mail is Oct. 29. The deadline to apply for an absentee ballot in person is Nov. 2.
There was a change last month in the location of the Central Absentee Precinct from old King George Elementary School to the Revercomb Building. What that means to voters is that when voting absentee at the Registrar’s Office, voters may insert their ballots into the voting machine, which registers the vote. This means that those who vote absentee in person need no longer insert ballots into an envelope for later counting.
The Registrar’s Office is located on the ground floor of the Revercomb Building, behind the King George Courthouse on Route 3 (Kings Hwy). It is open on week days from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Additional hours and days will be added as the Nov. 5 Election Day comes close.
The ballots are printed, and there is an important change for voting for the Board of Supervisor seat in the Shiloh District. Cathy E. Binder is listed on the ballot, but is no longer seeking office and has withdrawn her name from consideration as of Sept. 19.
CANDIDATES - BOARD OF SUPERVISORS
SHILOH Incumbent Cedell Brooks, Jr. is running with challenger Shawn L. Lawrence, also seeking the position.
Cathy E. Binder is on the ballot but has withdrawn her candidacy.
JAMES MONROE Incumbent John P. LoBuglio is seeking a second term, with three others running against him. They are Richard A. “Rich” Lorey as the Republican candidate, Jeffrey L. “Jeff” Bueche and James B. “Jim” Howard.
SCHOOL BOARD CANDIDATES
SHILOH Incumbent Michael E. Rose is running unopposed for a second term.
JAMES MONROE No one is on the ballot for School Board in the James Monroe district, but incumbent Rick Randall is running a write-in campaign to get a second term.
Incumbent Keri A. Gusmann is running unopposed for Commonwealth’s Attorney in a special election for the remainder of an unexpired term, due to the resignation last fall of Matt Britton.
Terry R. McAuliffe is the Democratic candidate, Ken T. Cuccinelli II is the Republican candidate and Robert C. Sarvis is the Libertarian candidate.
Ralph S. Northam is the Democratic candidate, and E. W. Jackson is the Republican candidate.
Mark R. Herring is the Democratic candidate, and Mark D. Obenshain is the Republican candidate.