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General Election Date: Tuesday, November 6th, 2018 General Election
Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration, is Monday, October 15th, 2018.
Deadline to request an absentee ballot to be mailed to you is 5:00 p.m. Tuesday, October 30th, 2018. Your request must be received by your Registrar by 5:00 p.m.
In-person Absentee voting is happening now until Saturday, November 3rd. Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
In-person Saturday Absentee voting for City of Falls Church eligible voters is Saturday, November 3rd from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
To learn more about important Election dates and voter deadlines, go Virginia Department of Elections.
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To register to vote, you can register online or change your registration at www.Vote.Virginia.gov, or you can download the voter registration application. You can also meet your Falls Church city staff at the Falls Church City Registrar located at 300 Park Avenue, Suite 101 (while City Hall is underconstruction, go to 400 N. Washington Street, Falls Church, VA).
Please remember that photo identification is required to vote in Virginia.
To learn more about Absentee voting, voter identification, upcoming election dates, and how to become a candidates, visit City of Falls Church Election's website. Also, visit www.vote411.org to learn about your ballot, the identification you need, and to check your voter registration status.
For all of your questions, contact the Falls Church Office of Voter Registration and Elections office at 703-248-5085 (TTY 711), or visit the Virginia State Board of Elections website for more information or call 1-800-552-9745.
Federal races for Falls Church (22046) voters:
For the 2018 General Election (November 6th), you'll find these races on your ballot:
- U.S. Senate (one) (six-year term)
- U.S. Representative (one) (two-year term)
- Two Proposed Constitutional Amendments
Article X. Taxation and Finance. Section 6. Exempt property
Question: Should a county, city, or town be authorized to provide a partial tax exemption for real property that is subject to recurrent flooding, if flooding resiliency improvements have been made on the property?
Generally, the Constitution of Virginia provides that all property shall be taxed. The Constitution of Virginia also sets out specific types of property that may be exempted from taxation. For example, the Constitution of Virginia allows the General Assembly to permit localities to provide a partial exemption from real estate taxes as an incentive for property owners to make substantial improvements to existing structures by renovating, rehabilitating, or replacing those structures.
The proposed amendment would authorize the General Assembly to allow localities to provide a partial tax exemption for real property that is subject to recurrent flooding, if improvements have been made on the property to address flooding. The General Assembly and participating localities would be allowed to place restrictions or conditions on qualification for the tax exemption.
A "yes" vote will authorize the General Assembly to allow localities to provide a partial tax exemption for real property that is subject to recurrent flooding, if improvements have been made on the property to address flooding.
A "no" vote will not allow such a tax exemption.
Article X. Taxation and Finance. Section 6-A. Property tax exemption for certain veterans and their surviving spouses and surviving spouses of soldiers killed in action.
Question: Shall the real property tax exemption for a primary residence that is currently provided to the surviving spouses of veterans who had a one hundred percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability be amended to allow the surviving spouse to move to a different primary residence and still claim the exemption?
The Constitution of Virginia currently requires the General Assembly to exempt from taxation the principal place of residence of any veteran who has been determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to have a 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability. This tax exemption is also provided to the surviving spouse of such a veteran, so long as the surviving spouse continues to occupy that property as the surviving spouse's principal place of residence
The proposed amendment would allow the surviving spouse of any veteran who has been determined by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs to have a 100 percent service-connected, permanent, and total disability to continue to claim the tax exemption currently provided, even if the surviving spouse moves to a new principal place of residence that is owned by the surviving spouse.
A "yes" vote will allow these surviving spouses to move to a new principal place of residence that is owned by the surviving spouse and still claim the tax exemption.
A "no" vote will not allow such surviving spouses to move and still claim the tax exemption.
To read the extended version of the proposed constitutional amendments, visit the Virginia Department of Elections website.
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