In 2019, like every fourth year in Virginia, we vote for over a dozen local and state offices. Many savvy voters believe this is the most important year to vote, because these officials most affect the quality of our daily lives. Yet low turnout in lower-profile elections risks losing key races, leaving bad consequences for years to come.
That makes your vote, and your help getting friends and family to vote, SO important. In 2017, just one VOTE in Virginia’s 94th District enabled Republicans to keep control of Virginia’s House of Delegates, so they block Democratic bills from even being debated! This year, every seat in Virginia’s House of Delegates and Senate, and almost all our local government officials, are on the ballot!
Please Signup for Election Alerts below to help us build a bigger BLUEWAVE! In 2018, we voted and our BLUEWAVE won 3 more U.S. House seats, reaching 7 of Virginia’s 11 seats! In 2017 we voted, and BLUEWAVE flipped 15 GOP Virginia House of Delegate seats to Democrats, one short of finally ending GOP domination. With your help, BLUEWAVE will turn Virginia’s General Assembly Blue in 2019.
Before each election, “BLUE WAVE – We Vote EVERY Election” will e-mail you updated voting info — deadlines, how to register to vote or change your address, verify your polling place and voting districts, see what’s on your ballot, early voting times & locations for all Northern VA, and more — so you and those you know will never miss voting in an election. ALERT: Be sure to click on WHAT’S ON YOUR BALLOT and take the info when you vote, because 11 of the 13 offices on the ballot will not show who is a Democrat. Again, please post and/or forward this e-mail to friends and family, so they can sign up too.
Why Vote EVERY Election?
VOTE! to Keep Progress: Only voting once every four years in Presidential elections undermines the very progress we voted for. In 2008 69 million voted for Obama, but almost 40% didn’t show up and vote for the U.S. Senate and House races in 2010, letting republicans take over the US House, killing “Hope & Change” progress.
VOTE! to End Corruption: After the Citizens United decision by the Supreme Court, the GOP was allowed to flood dark big money into local elections, sweeping state legislatures in 2010. That empowered Republicans to use Big Data to redistrict after the 2010 census, locking in Redmap gerrymandering, the most corrupt ever! How corrupt? In 2012, Democrats won the U.S. Senate seat state-wide by 6% but only won 3 of Virginia’s 11 U.S. House seats!
VOTE! for Fair Elections: We Democrats are committed to enabling all citizens to vote and to banning the dark, corporate money that is buying our “We the People” democracy. The Democratic Platform declares: “Americans’ right to vote is sacred… we must make it easier to vote, not harder… Big money is drowning out voices of everyday Americans… Democrats support a constitutional amendment to overturn Citizens United… to end secret, unaccountable money in politics, to end partisan gerrymandering.” The Republican Platform ignores Big Money corruption, ignores gerrymandering, and makes it harder to register and vote!
In Virginia, we vote EVERY year, even 2 or 3 times!
2019: Virginia Senate and House of Delegates and local offices, such as County Supervisors, School Board, Commonwealth Attorney, Sheriff, Soil & Water Conservation.
2020: President and Vice President, U.S. Senate & House of Representatives
2021: Virginia Governor, Lt. Governor, Attorney General, House of Delegates
2022: U.S. Senate & House of Representatives When are Elections?
General Election: the Tuesday after the first Monday in November.
Primary Election: 2nd Tuesday in June for state offices, March for Presidential.
Special Election: almost any time, often on short notice.
Polls are open 6am to 7pm on Election Day. Vote Early before Election Day for added convenience. See www.fairfaxdemocrats.org/voting for details.