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Election Day: Reston Now Voting Guide

by Karen Goff — November 3, 2014 at 3:00 pm 1 Comment

"I voted" sticker. (Photo via Flickr/vox efx)Tuesday is Election Day. Are you ready to vote? Reston Now has prepared this guide to get your where you need to go to cast your ballot.

Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Fairfax County will use new integrated voting machines.

Not sure where you vote? Enter your address on this Virginia Board of Elections site to find your polling spot.

New this year: You must have a photo ID to vote.  Acceptable IDs include

  • Valid Virginia Driver’s License or DMV Identification Card
  • Valid Virginia DMV issued Veteran’s ID card
  • Valid United States Passport
  • Other government-issued photo identification cards (must be issued by US Government, the Commonwealth of Virginia, or a political subdivision of the Commonwealth
  • Valid college or university student photo identification card (must be from an institution of higher education located in Virginia)
  • Employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business
  • Virginia Voter Photo ID Card obtained through any local general registrar’s office

On the ballot:

U.S. Senate: Incumbent Mark Warner (D) faces challenges from Ed Gillespie (R) and Robert Sarvis (Libertarian).

U.S. House of Representatives: Reston is in the 11th District. Incumbent Gerry Connolly (D) is being challenged by Suzanne Scholte (R), Joe Galdo (Green) and Marc Harrold (Libertarian).

Voters will also vote on a Constitutional amendment about property tax exemption for certain surviving members of veterans killed in action. Read more about it on the Virginia Department of Elections website.

Voters will also be asked about a $100 transportation bond referendum for pedestrian, bicycle and road improvements countywide. Read more details on the Fairfax County website.

  • SueB

    Thanks for posting this! Note on the ID rules… “Valid” has been redefined to mean “genuine” and “current or expired for less than 12 months”.

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