UPDATED: Vienna Election to Take Place May 19

Wednesday night, April 22, the Virginia State Senate voted to reject Gov. Northam’s request to move the May municipal elections to November, a request supported by the Virginia House of Delegates. Gov. Northam used his executive authority to move the elections from the original date of May 5 to May 19, 2020. This decision puts voter’s health and safety at risk.

For those of us in the Hunter Mill District, the decision not to delay the municipal elections means the Vienna Town Elections will take place on May 19th.

Prior to Northam’s request, HMDDC was running an active phone banking operation into Vienna to encourage voters to vote absentee by mail. We put that operation on hold when the Governor’s request was made. We now need to resume our calls into the Vienna voters who are eligible to vote in the Town Council Election.

NOTE: The Vienna Town Elections are non-partisan and candidates run as independents. This year many of those “independents” support Republican causes and candidates. This includes Linda Colbert who is running for Mayor.

For those of you who were previously helping make calls, thank you. You should have received a message earlier this morning from Joanne Collins and Susan Pederson regarding how to proceed.

For the rest of you, we need your help now. We need additional volunteers to call voters in the Town of Vienna to remind them of the town elections, ask them to request an absentee ballot, and let them know two members of HMDDC (Howard Springsteen & Roy Baldwin) are running for office. This is a virtual phone bank that does not require you to commit to specific times. Please consider donating some time over the next few days to participate in this effort.

Contact Joanne Collins (collinsjoanne@yahoo.com) or Susan Pederson (susanpederson4@gmail.com) TODAY to volunteer and discuss your participation. They will provide additional information and set you up with everything you need

The BlueView, the Fairfax County Democratic Committee newsletter, has published two articles with statements from the Mayoral and Town Council Candidates:

For those of you who live in the Town of Vienna, it is essential that you vote in this election. These are the elected officials who most directly affect your daily life. If you have not already mailed in your absentee ballot, to request an absentee ballot go to: www.elections.virginia.gov/voterinformation. Don’t wait.

Early voting and volunteer opportunities

Hunter Mill District Democratic Committees will be staffing Outside Poll Tables at Early Voting (In-Person Absentee) for the November 6th General Election.

Volunteers will hand out sample ballots and provide voter assistance at a table outside of the voting location.

Early Voting Dates and Locations Here: https://fairfaxdemocrats.org/blog/2018/07/18/vote-early-2018/

Complete information about Absentee Voting can be found at: https://www.fairfaxcounty.gov/elections/absentee

including the 20 valid reasons to vote absentee in-person.

Fairfax County Government Center (FCGC):

Please refer to the Sign-Up Genius Form to see where you can participate at FCGC.

Find the date/time that Hunter Mill District has an open slot and sign-up. Each district is responsible for four days each.

FCGC Link: https://twitter.us16.list-manage.com/track/click?u=5d6b8f00ef3c7192dc26622ef&id=fd3ea3b9b9&e=a4bdb4c3b1

North County Government Center (NCGC):

1801 Cameron Glen Drive, Reston (across from the Reston Regional Library)

Dates and Times:

Saturdays: Oct. 13th, 20th, 27th, and Nov. 3rd: 9:00 am – 5:00 pm

Beginning Oct. 15th thru Nov. 2nd: – Mon. thru Fri., 3:00 pm – 7:00 pm

To sign-up for a shift at the North County Government Center, please contact: Phil Haber at philhaber@verizon.net / 703-963-5680 or Joanne Collins at collinsjoanne@yahoo.com / 585-703-1121.