Welcome to 2017

We hope you had a blessed Christmas season and a happy New Year!

Virginia is the place to be for politics in 2017. Virginia is one of only two states with elections every year (the other being New Jersey), and this year is shaping up to be a blockbuster.

Are you ready to take back the governorship?

This year Virginians will elect a new governor, lieutenant governor, and attorney general, plus all 100 members of the House of Delegates, and local offices in some counties/cities. This is a statewide election year – every vote for statewide office counts the same no matter where it is cast.

Governor Terry McAuliffe has spent three years in office with little to show for it – except a $1.2 billion budget deficit this year, an unconstitutional extension of voting rights to violent felons, and some radical social policies. (He’s term-limited and won’t be running for re-election.) Lieutenant Governor Ralph Northam has been a lame duck from the beginning, after Virginians returned control the state Senate to the GOP shortly after he took office. (He’s running for governor.) And Attorney General Mark Herring has repeatedly refused to do his job, which is to defend Virginia’s laws. (He’s running for re-election.) The Democrats cannot be allowed to retain control of the three statewide offices.

We have four excellent candidates for governor, three for lieutenant governor, and two for attorney general. More excellent candidates are lining up for House of Delegates seats and local offices across the commonwealth. There will be a statewide primary on June 14th.

Let’s get to work! Get to know the candidates, and get involved with your county/city GOP to ensure victory for our nominees on November 7th. We have a real opportunity this year to get Virginia back on track, and we need all hands on deck!

Onward to victory!

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115th Congress

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75 Years

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Take Back Richmond: The 2016 RPV Advance

The 33rd Annual Republican Party of Virginia Advance is coming up – December 9th-10th!

The Advance is an annual conference of Virginia Republicans. It draws hundreds of Republicans from across the state to assess the November elections and plan for the next year’s elections. There will be fantastic speakers, dynamic and helpful breakout sessions, and plenty of networking. Featured speakers at this year’s Advance include Sen. Tim Scott (R-SC), Sen. Tom Cotton (R-AR), Carly Fiorina, Eric Cantor, Gov. Chris Christie (R-NJ),

In 2017, Virginia will elect a new Governor, Lt. Governor, and Attorney General. The theme of this year’s Advance is Take Back Richmond, and it’s a great opportunity to meet the 2017 candidates.

This year’s Advance will be in Richmond at the Omni Richmond Hotel. Tickets start at $125.

Click here to go to the RPV Advance website and register!

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Vote TODAY!

It’s finally here – Election Day 2016!

Polling Places & Voter ID Requirements

Polls will be open from 6:00 AM – 7:00 PM.

Your polling place may have changed since the last election. Please confirm your polling place here.

Lines may be long at polling places, so give yourself enough time to cast your vote. You may want to consider voting during less busy parts of the day, such as mid-morning and mid-afternoon, if you are available then. The line will close promptly at 7:00 pm – you must be in line by 6:59:59 PM or you won’t be able to vote if you are voting last minute. Be advised that parking may be tight during busy periods, especially the evening rush hour, so again, please give yourself enough time to park and get in line.

You must bring a valid photo ID to vote. Click here for a list of acceptable forms of ID. (If you come to the poll without a valid form of identification, you will be offered a provisional ballot and then will need to deliver a copy of your identification by noon Friday.)

Absentee Voters

Have you submitted your absentee ballot yet? It is too late to mail them, so if you have not submitted it, you must personally hand-deliver it to your county/city elections office tomorrow by 7:00 pm or it will not be counted! Postmarks do not count!

Ballot Questions

There will be two proposed amendments to the Virginia Constitution on the ballot. The first codifies Virginia’s right to work law in to the Constitution. The second allows localities to exempt widows of fallen first responders (police, firefighters, EMTs, etc.) from property taxes. The 8th District Republican Committee SUPPORTS and endorses both of these constitutional amendments, and urges all 8th District residents to vote YES on both questions.

For Fairfax County residents, there will be a referendum proposing a meals tax. The 8th District Republican Committee OPPOSES the meals tax and urges all Fairfax County residents to vote NO on the question.

Sample Ballots

The Republican sample balllots for Fairfax County & Arlington County are available online:

Fairfax County Republican Sample Ballot

Arlington County Republican Sample Ballot

Volunteer

If you want to help with election day operations (poll watching, sample ballot distribution, phone banking, etc.) contact your county/city GOP!:

Arlington 703-677-8217 // volunteers@ArlingtonGOP.org

Fairfax  703-766-4467 // info@fairfaxgop.org

Alexandria 571-281-7042 // chair@alexgop.org

Falls Church 703-672-1188 // FallsChurchGOP@gmail.com

Election Night Victory Parties

The Charles Hernick campaign and the Arlington GOP will hold their election night victory party at Texas Jack’s Barbecue, 2761 Washington Boulevard, Arlington (map). For details, click here.

Details are TBA on the Fairfax County GOP victory party.

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