Aug. 14, 2002
<bt>Voters are urged to update their registrations now, especially if their current address is not the address on their voter registration cards.
While a voter whose name does not appear on the precinct rolls may still be permitted to cast a conditional ballot, the vote would only count if the Registrar's Office later confirms that the voter was qualified to vote in that precinct.
“If you do not have a voter registration card showing your current address, you might not be a qualified registered voter,” said Arlington County Registrar Charlotte Cleary. “The law is very specific in only accepting ballots from voters who vote in the precincts in which they are qualified registered voters. The time to make sure that you are properly registered is now.”
Registration is permanent in Virginia for all who are registered at their current addresses. The deadline to register or update one’s registration is 5 p.m., Monday, Oct. 7.
Citizens can register via mail by picking up a form at any county library, post office, or recreation center, by calling the voter registration office at 703-228-3456 to request an application form be mailed to them, or by down-loading a form from at http://www.co.arlington.va.us/voters and
mailing it in.
Residents cannot register online. While the form can be downloaded, it must be signed and mailed to the Registrar's Office.
Residents can also register in person at any Department of Motor Vehicles office; the Voter Registration office, Suite 320, 2100 Courthouse Plaza; or at the Arlington County Fair, Aug. 15-18.
This year’s election will be held Tuesday, Nov. 5. The polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
<ro>Man Convicted for Exposure
<bt>A county jury last month convicted David Chefalley, 19, of Arlington, of taking indecent liberties with a minor. The conviction came on July 31, after a three day trial.
Sentencing is set for Oct. 25. Jury members recommended that Chevalley be sentenced to six years in prison.
In the case against Chevalley, Commonwealth’s Attorney John Lynch presented evidence to the jury that on the afternoon of June 6, Chevalley exposed himself to a 12-year-old in the 4400 block of 36th Street South. Detective Rosa Ortiz investigated the case.
When the crime occurred, Chevalley was already awaiting sentencing in District Court for two previous convictions of indecent exposure, those involving adult women.
<bt>The story “Finding Jobs Despite Disabilities” (July 24) should have said that Catherine Stevens began to volunteer as a substitute teacher’s aide in the Head Start program run by the Arlington Community Action Plan, and was then hired as a regular aide for the program.