Crucial Dates

Town of Ashland residents:  Ashland elections are scheduled for May 19. Apply for an absentee ballot citing health concerns. Click here. If you vote in person, go to the Ashland Town Hall between 6 a.m. and 7 p.m. on May 19.  Learn more about the candidates.  Click here.

The Democratic Primary to nominate our Democratic Congressional candidate is now scheduled for June 23 at your usual polling location. Apply now for an absentee ballot citing health concerns. Click here

Gov. Ralph Northam holds tri-weekly updates on the coronavirus in Virginia at 2 p.m. on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays. You can view them on NBC Channel 12.  You also can view them through his Twitter feed @governorVA. You can read his press releases and sign up for announcements from him by clicking here.

Exploring new ideas

HDC member Rachel Levy would like to start an HDC-affiliated group that would identify and organize community service opportunities for HDC members. If you are interested in exploring this, please contact her at


Scholarships are more important now than ever. The Hanover Democratic Committee will award scholarships of approximately $500 to one or more graduating seniors from each of the county high schools.

The scholarships are awarded based on the student’s service to Democratic candidates, the HDC or to a Young Democrats Club. The deadline has been extended to May 7. The application can be found here:

We have awarded more than 10 scholarships and look forward to more!

Thank a hero

We want to extend our gratitude to all of the healthcare workers, first responders, critical workers, and many more. Many of them are working excessive hours. Thank you for all that you do.