TopTen 8 June 2021
Most important information Prince William County residents need to vote and where to get more information.
RANKED CHOICE VOTING
Ranked Choice Voting is interesting to the membership of our League, but there is still confusion as to what it really means. Below are some links to youtube presentations that explain it. Especially recommended: the video by The Washington Post.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gq7N2hmX9FI – 1.33 minutes long (fun)
https://www.washingtonpost.com/video/politics/heres-how-ranked-choice-voting-works/2020/10/31/4b0793bb-3d6e-47ff-8e2b-cd18d6d3fca6_video.html – 3.39 minutes long (excellent)
If you are taking part in our mock election for the chair of the citizen commissioner of the Redistricting Commission, the results of which will be revealed on Jan. 17, these are the links to the bios of the citizen candidates and the ballot itself.
An excellent overview of the constitutional amendment #1 concerning redistricting.
FC TopTen Nov32020
Most important information Fauquier County residents need to vote and where to get more information.
Recording of the Webex presentation “They Represent You: A Civic Lab” on Monday, August 3, 7:00-8:30 p.m. The presentation discusses the voting process in Virginia.
Recording password: Pr3kmZym
Note: The session is the first 1 hour 24 minutes of this recording.
Correction for the presentation:
Question: When ballots are mailed or turned in ahead of the election to the Office of Elections, do they scan them upon receipt or wait until Election Day?
Corrected answer: There is a barcode on the outer envelope that the election office will read on arrival. They are scanned but there is no tally done until the polls close on Election Day, so, they do “pre-process” the ballots rather than leave them to Election Day, but they do not tally the votes in advance.
NON-PARTISAN RESOURCES ABOUT VOTING AND ELECTIONS IN VIRGINIA AND PRINCE WILLIAM COUNTY
THEY REPRESENT YOU (TRY) TRY Elected Officials-2020
A citizen’s guide to elected officials in Prince William County; federal, state and local. Created by the League of Women Voters of the Prince William Area.
PWC Public Library Resources:
A booklist published on the library’s Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. for kids and teens on the topic “Voting and Elections Matter.”
The library offers many more titles about voting and elections for all ages, in print, e-book and audiobook formats. Visit: https://www.pwcgov.org/library
Virginia Department of Elections: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/index.html
The Department of Elections envisions an electoral process that is trustworthy and accountable at all levels and engages Virginia’s diverse citizenry in the most fundamental right: the right to vote.
Voter registration: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration
In order to vote in VA, you must be registered. The deadline to register to vote is 21 days before most elections. The exact date will be posted under ‘Upcoming Elections’ link before each election.
Voting | pwcvotes
Prince William County Office of Elections: https://www.pwcvotes.org
Prince William County website with information on dates, places and links to voting in PWC and VA.
League of Women Voters–national, state and local non-partisan information:
Election information you need. Brought to you by The League of Women Voters Education Fund.
Census 2020: Prince William County: gisweb.pwcgov.org/Census2020
Let’s make sure that everyone is counted!
Virginia General Assembly: https://virginiageneralassembly.gov
League of Women Voters of the Prince William Area: http://www.princewilliamlwv.org
Call: 703-753-3329 or Facebook: @LWVPWCA, Facebook messenger: m.me/LWVPWCA
Prince William Area League of the League of Women Voters is a nonpartisan political organization encouraging informed and active participation in government. We influence public policy through education and advocacy.
Virginia Public Access Project: https://www.vpap.org
VPAP is a trusted, nonpartisan source for information about Virginia politics. Free. VPAP is supported entirely by tax-deductible contributions.