Voting Day in Loudoun County

What you need to know in order to make your vote count in the Nov. 6 election.

It's finally upon us ... Election Day! Millions of voters from across the nation will have finally have the opportunity to choose who they'd like to see as the next president of the United States.

President Barack Obama and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney have been criss-crossing the Commonwealth for months trying to woo swing state voters. Obama made a campaign stop at Loudoun County High School back in August while Romney made an appearance at Ida Lee Park in October.

Also appearing on this week's ballot is a list of candidates running for the 10th Congressional District. They include Republican U.S. Rep. Frank Wolf, who has served the 10th District since 1981. Running against him is Democrat Kristin Ann Cabral and independent candidate J. Kevin Chisholm.

Candidates appearing on the ballot for U.S. Senate include Republican George Allen who is running against Democrat Tim Kaine.

There are two Virginia constitutional amendments on the ballot. The Virginia State Board of Elections has created this brochure explaining the issues.

Mayor and town council races are also being held in the Town of Leesburg. This is the first time the council will hold a fall election. Two candidates are running for mayor and eight are running for three open seats. More information about the candidates can be found here.

For a full list of stories about the presidential, 10th congressional district and U.S. Senate candidates check out the Leesburg Patch Election Guide.

Polling Places

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. for all elections. Polling places in the Leesburg district can be found here. For a full list of districts located in Loudoun County visit the county's web site.

Please be reminded that changes were made to Virginia's voter identification laws in 2012. State law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of identification at the polls, which includes your voter registration card or drivers license.

Voters arriving to the polls without ID will be required to vote a provisional ballot and will have until noon on the Friday after the election to deliver a copy of identification to their locality's electoral board in order for their provisional ballot to be counted.

Sharpie November 05, 2012 at 08:53 PM
MUST read: "Support for Kill List and NDAA make Obama and Romney Unfit for Office" http://communities.washingtontimes.com/neighborhood/reawakening-liberty/2012/nov/2/support-kill-list-and-ndaa-make-obama-and-romney-u/ Make a special note to watch the Free and Equal Election Debate between third party Presidential candidates, Gov. Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Dr. Jill Stein (Green) to be aired tonight on Monday evening, Nov. 5th from 9:00 - 10:30 pm Eastern Time. Perform a worthwhile civic duty, and be certain to listen in on this historic debate so that you can make an informed decision on voting day. Third party candidates who will be on the ballot in most states deserve to be heard. It is a violation of the 1st Amendament rights of third party candidates, and a violation of the free speech rights of every American, for their voices to be silenced. http://freeandequal.org/?v=1
Anthony Fasolo November 06, 2012 at 12:29 AM
Good article, as an election official and citizen, I thank you. I would like to remind all voters that picture ID is just ONE of the many forms of acceptable ID in order to vote. Your voter registraion card, DMV issued id card, US Passport, bank statement with current address, birth certificate, government check with current address, medicare card, medicaid card, US Selective Service Card, nursing home resident id, VA real estate assessment with current address, utility bill with current address are all other forms. If you do not have any of these you can vote by Provisional Ballot and your vote wil count providing you get a valid form of ID to the Loudoun Electoral Board at 750 Miller Drive SE (near the Leesburg Airport) phone 703-777-0548 by noon on Friday
Leah M. Kosin November 06, 2012 at 12:59 AM
Thanks for the list, Anthony!


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