Hanover County Democratic Committee

Moving Hanover Forward

Take Action Now!

Unhappy with Trump’s destructive agenda? TAKE ACTION NOW!

This new resource from the Hanover Democratic Committee is designed to help citizens take strategic acts that will protect our Democracy.  Watch for weekly action items here on the HDC webpage, in your inbox and on Facebook. 

Action 3:

Speak up on redistricting:

Both the county and the state will engage in redistricting this year with data from the 2020 census. For Hanover County it means there may be some shifting of precincts and district lines to balance uneven population growth. The initial speculation is that because Chickahominy District has grown the most in population, it will need to shrink in area and Ashland and Cold Harbor will need to add area to make the districts roughly equal in population. The county will hold four public comment sessions to get citizen input on the plans:

Monday, October 25 - 6:00 -7:30 pm - Patrick Henry High School
Tuesday, October 26 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm Atlee High School
Thursday, October 28 - 6:00 - 7:30 pm Hanover High School
Wednesday, November 3 - 6:00 -7:30 pm - Mechanicsville High School

The state is also in the process of drawing redistricting maps for state Senate, House of Delegates, and House of Representative districts. The Redistricting Commission has received maps from a Republican consultant and a Democratic consultant and is inviting public comment.

Review the maps and comment here: https://www.onevirginia2021foundation.org/maps

Action 2:

Pass voting rights:

Last week the Senate, voting on party lines, failed to pass critical voting rights legislation because they need 60 votes to overcome a filibuster. If all Democrats agree, they have enough votes to overturn the filibuster. Democrats Joe Manchin (202-224-3954) and Krysten Sinema (202-224-4521) are the holdouts. Tell Manchin and Sinema that voting right protections are essential to our democracy; the filibuster is not.

Action 1:

Vote, vote, vote:

Democrats typically take the lead in early voting and Republicans catch up with a large turnout on Election Day. Unfortunately, in this year’s gubernatorial elections, Democrats have banked about the same number of early votes as Republicans. This is an ominous sign for how the election will go. It is important that we leave no stone unturned this week to turn out the vote.

At best, this will be a close election. Your vote counts. We don’t want to listen to Trump bragging next week about how he turned a blue state red. Explain to family and friends why their vote is essential.

October 30 is the last day to vote early in person.
November 2 polls are open 6 am to 7 pm. Find your polling place here: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation/Lookup/polling
Check acceptable voter ID here: https://www.elections.virginia.gov/registration/voterid/index.html
Remember, if you forget your voter ID, you can ask to sign an affidavit confirming your identity or ask to vote a provisional ballot and provide the necessary ID to the Registrar’s office by noon on November 5.

Get a witness to sign your absentee ballot. Last year because of Covid, a witness signature was not required on an absentee ballot, but now a witness must sign the envelope before it is mailed. If you have mailed a ballot without a witness signature, call the registrar’s office (804-365-6080) and ask to correct your ballot. Some organizations have given incorrect information about this, so spread the word that witness signatures now are required.