Prudent to Vote Early this Nov 3 The problem stems in part from the demographics of poll workers across the US: they tend to be older. Election officials are considering options. One possible solution would be to consolidate polling places in order to manage in-person voting with available resources. That will likely cause long lines at poling places.
Nov 3 General Election November may seem far away, but it’s time to register to vote or request an absentee ballot. If you are concerned about going to the polls this year, you can vote by mail — no excuse needed. Go to Virginia Dept of Elections website to register, update your registration, or request your ballot or call the registrar at (703) 228-3456.
● The deadline to register is Oct 13. ● The deadline to request an absentee ballot is Oct 23. Don’t wait! ● In-person early voting starts Sept 18 at 2100 Clarendon Blvd lobby ● Election Day is Nov 3. Polling Places are open 6AM-7PM
Takis Karantonis Wins County Board Special Election Karantonis’ term will run through Dec 31, 2021. The 19,866 votes cast were less than the 22,264 votes cast in the 2014 special election. News Release
Invitation to Join the LVCA Executive Committee Help LVCA make a difference for the neighborhood. We are always interested in welcoming new people and have several officer positions needing someone to step in. This could be you!
If you are interested, please email LVCA President John Carten. He will be happy to answer your questions about community needs and how LVCA helps meet those needs.
LVCA will elect new officers for the 2020-2021 year at its next in-person general meeting. Meetings are currently on pause due to COVID-19 restrictions. All terms are for one-year starting in September. Current Members & More Information
Democrats Endorse Diaz-Torres & Priddy for School Board Cristina Diaz-Torres and David Priddy have emerged on top of a five-candidate field for the Democratic school board endorsement. The mail-in ballot resulted in high voter turnout: “More than 5,700 ballots were cast, far exceeding the 1,994 ballots cast in the 2019 in-person School Board Caucus.” These candidates will compete in the Nov 3 general election against Independent candidate Symone Walker.
There are two open seats. Election day is Nov 3. Democratic Candidates ● Cristina Diaz-Torres website ● David Priddy website ● Sandy Munnell website ● Terron Sims website ● Steven Krieger website
Democrats will compete in a mail-in primary. All ballot requests, both online and mailed, must be received (not postmarked) by the Arlington Dems by May 7, 2020 (11:59 p.m. EDT). Filled-in ballots must be mailed back in the provided envelope in time to be received (not postmarked) by Arlington Dems by May 30. Arlington Dems expects to announce their endorsement by June 9.
Six candidates for the Arlington School Board – David Priddy, Cristina Diaz-Torres, Sandy Munnell, Terron Sims II, Steven Krieger, and Symone Walker – were hosted by the Lyon Village Citizens Association in a forum on March 9, 2020 in Arlington, Virginia. The candidate forum was organized by Beth Ferrill and moderated by John Carten. The video was produced by Michael A. Shea of Arlington Independent Media.
Two new School Board members will be elected at the Nov 3 general election because the two incumbent School Board members, Tannia Talento and Nancy Van Doren, are not running for reelection. The latest candidate to announce is Steven Krieger.
Metro board weighs penalizing Dorsey for $10K ATU donation Story at WaPo Dorsey to return $10,000 donation from ATU Local 689. He will be reprimanded by the Metro Board and removed as chairman of Metro finance committee.
The October meeting featured three of the four County Board candidates running for the two open seats. Arron O’Dell did not attend. Christian Dorsey (incumbent Democrat) Website Katie Cristol (incumbent Democrat) Website Audrey Clement (Independent) Website Arron O’Dell (Independent) Website