The Good news on the election front:
Thanks to the Democratic majority in the General Assembly
Effective July 1, 2020, photo ID is no longer required to vote
and no-excuse absentee voting is the law of the Commonwealth!
VOTING IN THE NOVEMBER GENERAL ELECTION
CAN NOW BE DONE ABSENTEE BY ALL PEOPLE
PLEASE DO SO FOR THE SAFETY OF ALL
There is also some bad news.
Registrations are significantly down from previous years.
Please reach out to register new voters
and those who have moved.
Oct. 13 is the deadline for registration
for the November General Presidential Election
Join and help us save the nation
Click here for Membership Application
The Presidential and Congressional General Elections
Tuesday, November 3
All voters can now vote by absentee ballot instead of going to the polls on Election Day. If all vote by this method, there would be no grouping of voters on Election Day at the polls and local COVID-19 safety would be greatly enhanced.
We urge everyone to vote by absentee ballot. Please spread the word!
You may apply online (click here). Note: you must make another request even if you did so for the Primary Election. Applications for Mail Absentee Ballots are due by Tuesday, October 29; In-person Absentee Voting ends November 2.
To successfully complete the form online, you will need your Virginia Driver’s License Number and Social Security Number, in addition to answering all the questions correctly.
If you cannot complete the application online, you may print an application and complete it at home and mail, fax or deliver the completed application to the office of the General Registrar.
To download and print a form to mail in (click here).
Mail to: 528 Waterloo Rd, Suite 200,Warrenton, VA 20186-3011. You may also request an application by calling the Registrar at 540-422-8290.Whichever way you are able to complete the application, once the registrar receives it, they will then mail the ballot to you.
IF YOU HAVE FRIENDS OR FAMILY MEMBERS WHO DO NOT HAVE INTERNET ACCESS
OR WILL NOT SEE THESE INSTRUCTIONS
PLEASE PRINT OUT APPLICATION FORMS FOR THEM AND MAIL THEM TO THEM.
LET'S GET OUT THE VOTE!
Information and resources for COVID-19:
If you or someone you know is being directly affected by COVID-19, please use the contact information below to reach the Commonwealth of Virginia's Coronavirus hotline. Whatever your situation may be, the folks who monitor these hotlines should be able to assist you with your questions and concerns.
Governor Northam is calling on more Virginians, with and without medical backgrounds, to volunteer in the fight against COVID-19. The Virginia Department of Health's Virginia Medical Reserve Corps (MRC) is looking for roughly 30,000 volunteers to join them in this effort. For more information, click HERE.
The CDC and the Governor have recommended that all Virginians wear face masks if they need to go out in public. This was recommended to help mitigate the spread of this virus. For more information from the CDC about face masks, including how to make one yourself, use this link HERE.
If you feel that you may have contracted the virus, watch for symptoms such as:
- Shortness of breath
- High fever
- Persistent coughing
Medical officials across the globe have been advising everyone to take basic precautions to lower the risk of contracting and spreading the virus, such as:
- Washing your hands often,
for at least 20 seconds each time
- Avoiding close contact with people
(staying 6 feet apart)
- Avoiding contact with people who even have just slight symptoms of feeling ill
- Avoid touching your face with unwashed hands
- Stay at home as much as possible and practice social distancing
- Cover all of your coughs and sneezes with a tissue, or the inside of your elbow.
- Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects daily
Please read the full list of recommendations and news from the CDC by using the link HERE.
For all the latest information and updates regarding COVID-19 in Virginia, click HERE.
The State Dept. of Health is
NOW HIRING Contact Tracers
In February, as Trump was wasting critical days by refusing to follow recommendations from intelligence and public health officials throughout his administration.
He told his supporters at a rally
not to worry about COVID-19, because he said -
"It looks like by April ... when it gets a little warmer,
it miraculously goes away."
As of today, over 3 million Americans have become sick
and over 130,000 Americans have lost their lives
—it has not gone away!
But Trump plays golf and does photo ops
There currently almost 70,000 COVID-19 cases reported in Virginia,
and nearly 2000 deaths.
There are 471 known cases in Fauquier County
Fauquier County NAACP
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Please keep your tickets for that time
To Support our Local NAACP at this time important time
Del. Charniele Herring
Virginia House of Delegates
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Just Mercy (a must see)
Fauquier County Democratic Committee stands in solidarity with our communities of color. We stand with millions of people across the country who are rightfully outraged by the killing of unarmed black people.
If we are complacent, if we are silent, we are complicit in perpetuating the cycle of institutional racism and violence for those most marginalized in our communities.
None of us can turn away, we must all speak out and hold each other accountable.
The death of George Floyd, Ahmad Arbery and Breonna Taylor are not isolated incidents. They are the result of systematic racism that has existed for generations.
These murders and the disproportionate deaths to COVID-19 in the black community are just the latest evidence that we live in an unequal world.
As Catherine Rampell of the Washington Post says, “There are two Americas. There’s the America where people can storm a statehouse with long guns, threaten elected officials, scream into the faces of cops and can still walk away unscathed. And then there is the America where citizens can march peacefully, or stand watching from their own front porches, and get sprayed with rubber bullets and paint projectiles. All while cameras roll.”
The cycle continues. More people die. More lives are destroyed. There are protests and promises to do better and the pattern repeats. Here in Fauquier County, some of our friends and neighbors live in fear and dare not venture out on public streets at night. How do we break this cycle? It starts with each of us. We at the Fauquier County Democratic Committee are committed to electing officials who understand this reality, will represent and uphold the rights of all people and will do the difficult work to dismantle the system of race-based oppression.
We stand for justice. We know what it looks like. We stand together!
What Does the FCDC Do?
Support Committed Candidates
The FCDC is responsible for recruiting, nominating and assisting in the election of Democrats to the local governing body, to the Virginia General Assembly, the statewide offices of Governor, Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General, the upper and lower houses of the U.S. Congress, and the offices of U.S. President and Vice President.
Organize & Engage Citizens
The FCDC engages Fauquier County communities before and during elections to share democratic policies with our neighbors. We make phone calls, knock doors, and host fundraisers and watch parties to win elections. Click here for Volunteer Opportunity.
We normally meet monthly at 7:30pm on the third Tuesday of the month (with the exception of December and when campaign offices have been established)
10 Hotel Sreet
All Meetings are currently Virtual
Note: the location indicated by Google Maps is a previous campaign office that we have been unable to get Google to remove.