Voter Registration and Information Teams
Standing on the Shoulders of Giants ...
Inspired by the courageous example set by the late Georgia Congressman John Lewis, Arlington Democrats are committed to expanding voter participation to every eligible U.S. citizen in the County.
Beginning last June and armed with personal protective equipment against the coronavirus, Voter Registration & Information Teams greeted their neighbors outside of cafes, shopping centers, restaurants and farmers markets. As we offered them the opportunity to register to vote or check their status, we talked about our great Democratic candidates and, just as importantly, what the Democratic Party stands for.
All political observers agree that this year's statewide Virginia election for Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General and every House of Delegate seat, is a bellwether for how the Democratic Party will perform over the next few years.
NOW is the time to accelerate from our presidential victory last year, and ensure that the values of democracy and inclusion WIN everywhere!
If you haven’t registered voters before, no worries! Training is simple and accessible from home. We ask all volunteers, including veteran VR&I captains, to view the Virginia Department of Elections video for voter registration training. It takes about 25 minutes, provides the basics of the process and details the responsibilities of volunteers who register and inform voters. In a few weeks, we’ll also be hosting a virtual VR&I training session that will spotlight best practices and tips on how to inform and encourage your fellow Arlingtonians to register and vote. Details to follow.
Thanks to all our wonderful volunteers who helped over the past six weeks registering voters and providing information about the June 8th primary and early voting. We’re taking a pause at our regular locations until after Labor Day. Meanwhile, we’ve shifted our focus to the Courthouse and the Columbia Pike Farmers Markets and need your help! Please sign up or indicate your interest in volunteering for a Saturday shift at the Courthouse Farmers Market and/or a Sunday shift at the Columbia Pike Farmers Market this season by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org
Voter Registration Locations [ON HOLD UNTIL LABOR DAY]
AFAC– Various times (Spanish speakers only) Ballston Target – Fridays 4-6 PM Ballston Good Company– Saturdays 9:00 – 11:00 am Shirlington– Saturdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (shifts may be added) Columbia Pike – Saturdays 11:00 am – 1:00 pm (shifts may be added, Spanish speakers preferred) Pentagon City Whole Foods (S. 12th and Eads St.) – Wednesdays 4 - 6:00 pm
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