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Choice 2017

Civil Rights Groups Join EPIC In Challenge To Election Commission

July 11, 2017

Several civil rights organizations have filed lawsuits challenging the Presidential Election Commission, which the Electronic Privacy Information Center (EPIC) sued last week. The groups include the American Civil Liberties Union, the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights Under Law, and Public Citizen. The President’s Election Commission announced yesterday it would suspend the collection of state voter data in response to the lawsuit filed by EPIC.

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Governor McAuliffe Statement On Request From Trump Elections Commission

June 30, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe released the following statement in response to a letter directed to Virginia and other states from the Presidential Advisory Commission on Election Integrity: 

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Gillespie, Northam To Face Off In Virginia Gubenatorial Election

June 14, 2017

Virginia Democrats and Republicans went to the polls yesterday to pick a nominee to compete in the November gubernatorial election. Republicans nominated former Republican National Committee Chair Ed Gillespie and Democrats nominated current Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam. 

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Virginia To Hold June 13 Primary

June 9, 2017

Virginia Democrats and Republicans will hold Primaries on Tuesday, June 13. Alexandria voters will be asked to choose candidates for governor and lieutenant governor, which are the only contested races.

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Absentee Voting Deadlines For June 13 Democratic And Republican Primaries

June 2, 2017

Virginia voters who qualify for an absentee ballot for the June 13 Democratic or Republican gubernatorial primary elections may request to have absentee ballots mailed to them, or they may cast absentee ballots in person.

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Deadline To Register Or Update Virginia Voter Registration – May 22

May 16, 2017

The deadline to register to vote in Virginia’s June 13 Democratic or Republican Primary Election is Monday, May 22. In Alexandria, the June ballots each include contests for Governor and Lt. Governor. Virginia voters do not register by political party and may vote in either primary but not both.

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Alexandria Electoral Board To Hold Public Meeting On Proposed New Voting Precinct In Potomac Yard

May 15, 2017

The Alexandria Electoral Board will hold a public meeting on May 18, from 7 to 8 p.m, to receive comments on a proposal to add a new voting precinct at Potomac Yard. The meeting will be held in the community meeting room at the Station at Potomac Yard, 650 Maskell St. The proposed change would be in place for the November 7, 2017, General Election.

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Virginia Democratic Gubernatorial Debate Tonight

May 9, 2017

Tonight at 7 p.m., gubernatorial candidates Ralph Northam and Tom Perriello will be on the same stage to address the issues most important to our communities.

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Governor McAuliffe Vetoes Bill That Would Shorten Online Voter Registration Period

May 1, 2017

Governor Terry McAuliffe today vetoed legislation that would have shortened the time period in which an eligible Virginian could register to vote online on the final day of registration. The Governor’s full veto statement is below:

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Governor McAuliffe Restores More Voting Rights Than Any Governor in American History

April 28, 2017

In a ceremony in Norfolk, Virginia today, Governor Terry McAuliffe announced he has individually restored the rights of 156,000 Virginians – more than any Governor in American history.

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