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Voting Drop Boxes Are Coming

League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area to Host 10th District Candidate Forum

The League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area invites you to join its U.S. House of Representatives – Virginia 10th District Candidate Forum, to be held online on Monday, Oct. 5 from 7 to 8:30 p.m.

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Drop-Box Election

Pandemic protocols rewrite rules on voting.

When absentee ballots are distributed in the next two weeks, voters will have a new option to exercise their franchise: a drop box, which will be installed outside the Registrar’s office on North Royal Street.

Around Arlington

Five New Voting Sites—The Arlington County Board approved five satellite offices for early voting in the Nov. 3 Presidential election in order to offer more opportunities for voting during the coronavirus pandemic.

Virginia Assembly Bills to Protect Right to Vote

On Friday, Aug. 28, the Virginia General Assembly Senate and House of Delegates passed budget bills supporting safe elections during the pandemic.

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Drop-Box Election

Pandemic protocols rewrite rules on voting.

When absentee ballots are distributed in the next two weeks, voters will have a new option to exercise their franchise: a drop box, which will be installed outside the Registrar’s office on North Royal Street.

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County Democrats Endorse Town of Herndon Candidates

Town voters participate in unassembled caucus.

The Democratic Sample Ballot for Town of Herndon Elections this fall will show candidates endorsed by the Fairfax County Democratic Committee (FCDC).

Celebrating Women’s Right to Vote

This week offers a wonderful opportunity to celebrate history and learn something new.

Twelve Candidates Run in Town of Herndon Election

Candidates Discuss Their Priorities

As of Aug. 10, 2020, twelve candidates qualified to run in the Nov. 3, Fairfax County, Town of Herndon, General Election for Member Town Council – Herndon, and Mayor – Herndon, according to the Virginia Department of Elections.

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Herndon Harbor House Seniors Embrace the New Norm

Masked, socially distanced and loving the life they make.

Seniors at Herndon Harbor House in the Town of Herndon pursue active lifestyles even though they have quarantined since March, according to resident Janice Watson.

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Night Court

Lawmakers to consider eliminating no-knock warrants, new hurdles for nighttime search warrants.

Lawmakers in Virginia are about to consider banning no-knock warrants and creating a new requirement that judges — not magistrates — sign off on search warrants executed at night.

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Plan Ahead: The Election is Closer Than You Think

Local officials urge voting absentee.

Many things in what we used to call “normal” life have changed, but the election is still only three months away.

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To Vote by Mail in Maryland, You Must Request Your Ballot

Your ballot to vote by mail will NOT be mailed to you automatically for November’s Presidential Election.

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Republican Women Honor the 100th Anniversary of the 19th Amendment Ratification

The Commonwealth Republican Women’s Club (CRWC) met briefly – with masks and social distancing – to commemorate the 100th Anniversary of the ratification of the 19th Amendment granting women the right to vote in August of 1920.

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Fairfax County Democratic Committee Calls Virtual Unassembled Caucus

Party partisan endorsements in local nonpartisan election.

The issue of partisan party endorsements in a nonpartisan election appears to be one of the pending topics for discussion by candidates in the November 3 Town Council General Election in Herndon this fall.

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