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Choice 2017

Warner, Klobuchar, McCain Introduce Bipartisan Legislation To Prevent Foreign Interference In Future Elections, Improve Transparency Of Online Political Ads

October 19, 2017

U.S. Senator Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Ranking Member of the Senate Rules Committee, U.S. Senator Mark Warner (D-VA), Vice Chairman of the Select Committee on Intelligence, and U.S. Senator John McCain (R-AZ), Chairman of the Senate Committee on Armed Services today introduced the Honest Ads Act to help prevent foreign interference in future elections and improve the transparency of online political advertisements.

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Majority Of Virginians Believe Virginia Is Headed In The Right Direction And Approve Of Governor McAuliffe’s Leadership

October 18, 2017

A new poll released today by the Wason Center for Public Policy found that a majority of Virginians both approve of the job done by Governor McAuliffe and believe that Virginia is headed in the right direction.

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October 16 Deadline To Register Or Update Virginia Voter Registration

October 13, 2017

The deadline to register to vote in Virginia’s Nov. 7 General Election is Monday, Oct. 16. In Alexandria, the November ballot includes contests for Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates (45th or 46th District), Commonwealth’s Attorney and Sheriff.

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Absentee Voting Opens For Eligible Alexandria Voters September 22

September 19, 2017

Absentee voting for the Nov. 7 General Election begins on Friday, Sept. 22. Many Alexandria voters are eligible to vote absentee, for example, if they are:

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Alexandria To Purchase New Voting System For November Election

September 7, 2017

The Alexandria Electoral Board last Friday signed a letter of intent to purchase a new voting system that will be in place for the upcoming November election.

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Beyer, Duckworth, Ellison Introduce Pre-Registration Of Voters Everywhere (PROVE) Act In House and Senate

September 6, 2017

Representatives Don Beyer (D-VA) and Keith Ellison (D-MN) and Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today introduced bicameral legislation to reform federal elections to allow young Americans 16 and older to pre-register to vote, automatically adding them to voter rolls when they turn 18.

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Alexandria Voters Invited To Provide Feedback On Potential New Election Equipment

August 25, 2017

The Alexandria Office of Voter Registration and Elections is evaluating potential new voting equipment to comply with a state law phasing out electronic ballots.

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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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