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Celebrating January's Birthdays. Happy birthday to you all...
Today is National Poll Worker Recruitment Day, the perfect opportunity to sign up to help at a voting location right in Chesapeake. Learn more and sign up at https://bit.ly/33JUVqH.
Today is Election Day and the Officers at Precinct 0061 – Centerville are ready to serve you!
On Tuesday December 8, 2020, the Officer of the General Registrar was recognized by Mayor Richard West and Chesapeake City Council for service provided during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic.
Special thanks to our Staff and the Officers of Election that made this happen. We share this recognition with you.
Chesapeake Voter Registration's cover photo
Centerville Baptist Church team 0061, masked and ready to serve the Citizens of Chesapeake on Election Day!
We received great reviews from our first year with Early Voting!
Here is one of our team members from South Norfolk Library!
Election Update - Ballot Information. We’re hearing from voters that they are not seeing confirmation on the state election system indicating that their vote was processed. Chesapeake General Registrar Mary Lynn Pinkerman advises that while the poll books have been received from the precincts, each one has to be uploaded into the state registration system manually. This should be completed by the end of the week. This is the exact same process that is followed in every election.
DEADLINE Friday, October 23, 2020
• You do not need a reason to vote absentee.
• You can apply for your ballot up until 5:00 p.m. on Friday October 23.
• Request your absentee ballot online at www.elections.virginia.gov/absentee or by phone.
• Once you request your absentee ballot, you will receive it in the mail in approximately 5 days.
• After receiving your absentee ballot in the mail, fill it out and return it to the Voter Registrar’s Office by mail or in person using the drop box located at the Voter Registrar’s Office in the parking lot (411 Cedar Rd, Chesapeake, VA 23322). You can also bring it to any early voting satellite location during their operating hours.
• You must either mail your ballot in or drop it off in person by Election Day. If you plan to return your ballots in-person, we need them by 7 p.m. on Election Day but if you plan to mail them, they must have a post mark of Election Day.
The Registrar's office as well as the Early Voting Library's are open this Saturday and next Saturday, October 24th and 31st.
This is just a reminder that Friday, October 23rd at 5:00 PM is the deadline to request a Mail-In Ballot Application!
Hello, we just want to remind you that Tuesday, October 13th is the deadline to register to vote. Your application must be in our office by 5:00 PM. Or post marked with Tuesday’s date.
You do have until 11:59 PM to register online at www.elections.virginia.gov.
The Department of Elections envisions an electoral process that is trustworthy and accountable at all levels and engages Virginia’s diverse citizenry in the most fundamental right: the right to vote.
Early voting in Chesapeake begins this Friday, September 18th!
You can now vote early at your local registrar’s office beginning 45 days before Election Day and ending the Saturday before Election Day. Before visiting your local registrar’s office, you may wish to check your registration status or call your registrar’s office. You can find your registr...
National Poll Worker Recruitment Day is Tuesday! Get a jump start...
The EAC's Testing and Certification program is the critical first step in the process of maintaining the reliability and security of the voting systems used in our nation's elections.
Some of our Election crew from Precinct 0046 Bells Mill II. They actally took time to built the divider screens on the table for their protection as well as the publics. Thanks so much for all that you do Guys... Tuesday June 23rd Primary!
In keeping with the announcement today by Governor Ralph Northam, and because the City of Chesapeake follows the Commonwealth’s holiday and additional time off schedule, all City offices will be closed on Friday, June 19, in observance of Juneteenth. The Registrar's office however will reopen on Saturday, June 20 for the final day of in person Absentee Voting from 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM!
City of Chesapeake Government
Due to concerns related to COVID-19, three voting precincts have been relocated for the Primary Election on June 23. New locations were selected to be as close as possible to the original polling places for the convenience of voters. If you have questions about your polling place, call 757-277-9797 or visit www.CityOfChesapeake.net/Vote. Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. until 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, June 23.
June 23 Election - What You Need To Know
posted by: Elizabeth Vaughn at Wednesday, June 3, 2020 1:26:00 PM
The next election is Tuesday, June 23. This is a Primary election for members of the U.S. House of Representatives and the U.S. Senate. There are actually three different ballots in Chesapeake. This is important to know, especially if you plan to vote absentee, which is still a great option for everyone considering the continued COVID-19 concerns.
First of all, let's talk districts. Chesapeake falls into two different Congressional districts (the 3rd and the 4th). Most of Chesapeake is in the 4th district. The northern section of the City (parts of Greenbrier, South Norfolk, Indian River, Western Branch) is in the 3rd district. It's easy to figure out what district you're in by using the interactive voting map.
If you vote in the 3rd Congressional District then you only have one ballot option, the Republican Primary ballot. However, if you vote in the 4th district, there are actually 2 ballots to choose from – a Democratic and a Republican. Regardless of which party you're affiliated with, or you which party you may previously voted for candidates from, you can pick either ballot. But you can pick ONLY one. If you're requesting an absentee ballot online, you'll find the option to pick "2020 June Democratic Primary" or "2020 June Republican Primary".
Be sure you keep deadlines in mind. The deadline to request an absentee ballot online is Tuesday, June 16 and in person it's Saturday, June 20. You can find sample ballots and more election information at CityofChesapeake.net/Vote. You can also call the Voter Registrar's office at 277-9797.
Vote Election Voter Registrar
Chesapeake voter information.
Don't forget to cast your ballot for the upcoming June23rd Primary!
Check out this guide for everything you need to know about the Primary Election on June 23.
City of Chesapeake Government
Due to a planned event in front of City Hall involving anticipated large crowds of pedestrians, all City facilities located at the Municipal Center on Cedar Road will close for the day at 3:00 p.m., on Monday, June 8. All other City offices and facilities, located elsewhere in the City, will remain open regular hours on Monday. Traffic in the Cedar Road area may be heavier than normal throughout the late afternoon and evening. Motorists may wish to find alternate routes to avoid the congestion.
Please be aware that our office will close today at 3:00 PM due to this event.
To safely accommodate the large number of pedestrians expected for this evening’s event, Cedar Road traffic will be modified in the area between the Municipal Center and Las Gaviotas Blvd. beginning at about 4:30 p.m. Westbound lanes of Cedar Road will be closed and single lanes of travel in each direction will be maintained using the eastbound lanes. Motorists can expect congestion in the area until at least 7:00 p.m. Chesapeake Police will assist with traffic flow at intersections. Drivers may wish to consider alternate routes to avoid the area.
City of Chesapeake Government
A message of care and support from Chesapeake Mayor Rick West regarding the death of George Floyd and the impact on our community:
Citizens of Chesapeake,
As a lifelong resident of this City, and as your Mayor, I am proud to say that Chesapeake is my home. The cornerstone to that pride comes from you, the people who live and work in our community. We are people who care about one another and work hard to build not just a place to live, but a community in which we can learn from and share with one another. We strive to be better than we were yesterday, with an eye always on the new challenges of tomorrow.
It is in this spirit of community that I want to discuss the deplorable acts which took place recently in Minnesota, and the equally senseless acts of violence happening in many cities as a result. The manner in which Mr. Floyd was treated would outrage any reasonable person and anger over his death is certainly justified. It is something so alien to the “Chesapeake way” as to be almost incomprehensible. I am hopeful that the individuals involved in this heinous act will be made to answer to the full measure of law, and that the Floyd family may continue to be uplifted in prayer and supported by the community. Nothing can erase the terrible loss this family has suffered, but we can and must do all we can to ensure such a thing is never repeated.
We in Chesapeake are blessed with a strong, positive, and citizen-focused Police Department whose leader, Chief Kelvin Wright, places the highest priority upon officers being a visible, tangible, active part of the community. For CPD, “Community Policing” isn’t just a fancy term, it’s a way of life and the foundation for how they operate on a daily basis. Our officers are not just “in” the community, they are part of the community. It is those relationships, built upon mutual trust and mutual respect, that help to keep us safe and secure in our city.
Are we perfect in how we handle policing, or any other City service? No, we aren’t, for the simple reason that we are all human. I am certain Chief Wright would be the first to echo that sentiment. We make mistakes, we do things we wish we hadn’t, we say things we’d like to take back. The difference is, we take responsibility for our actions, we own the issues, and we try constantly to learn from today so tomorrow will be better. We’re never going to please 100% of the people – that’s just not possible. And some people we please today will get angry with us tomorrow. We understand and respect that, just as we respect that every person we meet has things happening in their personal lives we can’t possibly know or understand. Just like everyone, though, City staff and our Police do their best, day in and day out, to be fair, honest, transparent, and most of all, caring.
At this difficult time in our country and our world, with the continuing challenges of COVID-19 and now this new, yet all too familiar, issue of civil unrest, I would ask you to pause a moment and remember what it means to be a Chesapeake citizen. Think upon the many positives in our community and the people who make us great. Perhaps if we can focus upon those things, we can more clearly see the way to a peaceful, respectful, and safe outcome for us all. I am proud to be a Chesapeake citizen, and I thank you for helping make Chesapeake, truly, the City that Cares.
Chesapeake Police Department
A memo from Chief Wright to his Department.
What you need to know before you apply for an Absentee Ballot online!
I just want to make sure that you are aware of the upcoming election when it comes to you and voting.
It is important that you know your Congressional District before you apply for an Absentee ballot online.
If you live in the 3rd Congressional District, your district will be having a Republican Primary. Virginia being an Open Primary state, regardless of your Party preference, you are permitted to vote in this Primary. Requesting a ballot online, you will be requesting a ballot for the Republican Primary. If you request a ballot for the Democratic Primary, you will receive a denial letter because in the 3rd Congressional District, there is no Democratic Primary being held on June 23, 2020.
If you live in the 4th Congressional District, your district will be having a Dual Primary. That means that there are TWO primary’s being held simultaneously. Online, during the application process, you must select which Primary you will be voting in so that the Registrar can send you the proper ballot: The Democratic Primary or the Republican Primary.
This is something that you will need to be aware of on Election day as well. When arriving at the Precinct in the 4th Congressional District, you will be asked which Primary you would like to vote in: The Democratic Primary or the Republican Primary?
In the 3rd Congressional Precincts, you will simply be given the ballot with the Republican candidates names on them.
Use the following link to view your Registration information in order to determine your Congressional District if you don’t know it. https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation
Access your Virginia Voter Record to update registration, apply to vote absentee, and view your voter-related information.
For your convenience, we now have a drop box just in our parking lot by the disabled parking for your Absentee Ballots, and Applications.
There's still time to vote absentee!
Election Day is now May 19. Request your ballot today!
Commonwealth of Virginia
Office of Governor Ralph S. Northam
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE • April 8, 2020
Office of the Governor
Governor Northam Announces Plans to Postpone Upcoming Virginia Elections in Response to COVID-19
~ Governor delays June primary by two weeks,
asks General Assembly to move May elections to November ~
RICHMOND—Governor Ralph Northam today requested the General Assembly move the May General Election and all special elections scheduled for May 5, 2020 to the November 3, 2020 General Election date to further mitigate the spread of COVID-19. The Governor is also exercising his statutory authority (§ 24.2-603.1 of the Code of Virginia) to move the June primary elections from June 9, 2020 to June 23, 2020.
“As other states have shown, conducting an election in the middle of this global pandemic would bring unprecedented challenges and potential risk to voters and those who work at polling places across the Commonwealth,” said Governor Northam. “Making these decisions now will help election officials prepare and implement the necessary changes. This is about protecting the health and safety of Virginians during this pandemic and ensuring our citizens can make their voices heard in a safe, fair, and uniform manner. I urge the General Assembly to do their part and take action to move our upcoming elections.”
“Free and fair elections are at the core of our democracy and no Virginian should have to choose between their health and exercising their right to vote, said Attorney General Herring. “I’m proud to have worked closely with Governor Northam and his team on a solution that protects both public health and the integrity of our elections.”
Moving the upcoming May elections requires action by the General Assembly. The plan the Governor is proposing includes the following measures:
• There will be one ballot in November.
• Voters who are qualified in November will be able to vote in November. An individual who was not qualified in May but is qualified in November will be able to vote.
• All absentee ballots already cast will be discarded. Virginians will have an opportunity to vote for local elected officials in November.
• Those officials whose terms are to expire as of June 30, 2020 will continue in office until their successors have been elected on the November 3, 2020 and have been qualified to serve.
For additional resources and information about Virginia’s COVID-19 response, please visit virginia.gov/coronavirus.
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