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Don’t forget to vote: Election Day is next week, Nov. 5

Absentee voting available now for Nov. 5 election

Don’t forget to vote next week on Tuesday, Nov. 5. The Governorship and three local offices are up for grabs. On Election Day the polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
This is an off-year election, which traditionally has low voter turnout for some very important statewide offices, in addition to contested local offices in some King George election districts. Candidates are listed below.

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, including being out of the precinct on Election Day. In-person absentee voting is an effective choice for those with numerous other reasons, including travel for out-of-county appointments, long commutes, or those expecting unpredictable work hours on Election Day. Any King George voter with a question about whether they qualify to vote absentee should contact the Registrar’s office, 775-9186. Voters may complete an application and vote absentee in-person at the Registrar’s office up through this Saturday, Nov. 2, by 5 p.m. Special Saturday opening hours are in effect on Saturday, Nov. 2, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
ALREADY HAVE AN ABSENTEE BALLOT?
Those who have already applied for absentee ballots must complete and deliver them in person or by mail to the Registrar’s office in the Revercomb Building by 7 p.m. on Election Day.

BALLOT CHANGE
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 withdrew her name from consideration as of Sept. 19.  

LOCAL 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Cathy E. Binder is on the ballot but has withdrawn her candidacy.  
BOARD OF SUPERVISORS – JAMES MONROE: Incumbent John P. LoBuglio is seeking a second term, with three others running against him. They are Richard A. “Rich” Lorey, the Republican candidate, Jeffrey L. “Jeff” Bueche and James B. “Jim” Howard.
SCHOOL BOARD – SHILOH: Incumbent Michael E. Rose is running unopposed for a second term.
SCHOOL BOARD – 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.
COMMONWEALTH’S ATTORNEY: 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.

STATEWIDE OFFICES
GOVERNOR: Terry R. McAuliffe is the Democratic candidate, Ken T. Cuccinelli II is the Republican candidate and Robert C. Sarvis is the Libertarian candidate.
LIEUTENANT GOVERNOR: Ralph S. Northam is the Democratic candidate and E. W. Jackson is the Republican candidate.
ATTORNEY GENERAL: Mark R. Herring is the Democratic candidate and Mark D. Obenshain is the Republican candidate.
HOUSE OF DELEGATES: Incumbent Margaret Bevans Ransone is a Republican candidate running unopposed for Member of the House of Delegates.

IDENTIFICATION NEEDED FOR VOTING
Changes made by the last General Assembly for voter ID that will require photo identification for in-person voting, do not go into effect until the middle of 2014.  
For the upcoming election on Nov. 5, the current law in effect allows for the acceptance of all identification documents listed below:
Virginia voter registration card;
Valid Virginia driver’s license;
Military ID;
Any Federal, Virginia state or local government-issued ID;
Employer issued photo ID card; Concealed handgun permit;
Valid student ID issued by any institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth of Virginia;
Current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck indicating the name and address of the voter;
Social Security card.
A voter who does not bring an acceptable ID to the polls will be offered a provisional ballot.

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