Making Democracy Work

Election Information

The League of Women Voters offers an election resource that has a great deal of information about almost all of the elections. The LWV does not support or endorse any political party or candidate. Voter Guide, General Election 2015

Other resources:
Virginia Department of Elections

Vote411.org. Vote411.org

Register to Vote

Are you registered to vote? Do you want to change your address, your name?

VOTER REGISTRATION AND VOTING INFORMATION

Where Do You Go To Vote?

Department of Elections

For the most current information on elections and voting laws, use the Virginia Department of Elections (ELECT) website: elections.virginia.gov.

The state laws concerning registration, voting, and candidate criteria are subject to change by the Virginia General Assembly. As things change, you will find new information at the ELECT website. Here are some of the services offered by the Department of Elections:

Check your voter registration status
Find & verify your polling place
Voting absentee
Voter ID requirements
What is on your ballot
Common questions about voting
Election results
Contact your local voter registration office

Resources for Voters Who Want Information

All of these organizations are nonpartisan and nonprofit.

Virginia Public Access Project--VPAP. VPAP explores the role of money in Virginia politics. The site identifies donors, PACs, and more.

Federal Campaign Contributions--Open Secrets. The Center for Responsive Politics tracks money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

FactCheck. This "consumer advocate" group monitors the factual accuracy of what is said by major U.S. political players in the form of TV ads, debates, speeches, interviews and news releases.

Flackcheck.org. A political literacy companion site to factcheck.org that helps voters recognize deception and flaws in arguments on various issues of policy, such as climate change, the Affordable Care Act, and immigration.

Using Vote411.org

Use http://www.Vote411.org to get information about candidates in all local and state elections, including candidates' direct responses to issue-related questions.

To use the website log onto http://www.vote411.org.

It will ask your location. Type in your address and click on the "Search" button. A map pointing out your location will appear.

Confirm your location. A screen will list the districts in which you vote---Congressional and state including both the House of Delegates and Senate in Virginia.

Select your preferred language (English or Spanish).

It will take you to side-by-side listings of elections. You can read the answers from the candidates side-by-side.

Candidates who have not responded are listed with the note that they have not responded.