We are really down to the wire here in the Commonwealth! The lead up to Election Day is increasingly across headlines and newsfeeds in Virginia and across the nation for what the whole country knows is an important statewide election. The too-close-to-call race for Governor has Democrats particularly wary. According to Politico:
Democrats are growing increasingly anxious about the too-close-to-call campaign. While Northam has held leads ranging from a few points to double digits in most polls, the first survey in months showing Gillespie with a 1-point edge came out just weeks before Election Day — and in any case, after overconfidence in 2016, almost no polling lead could relieve Democratic worrying. Some in Northam’s party are concerned about his campaign’s decision to outsource its digital advertising to outside groups. And others were dismayed to see the campaign leave the party’s black lieutenant gubernatorial nominee off some fliers distributed by a union.
Ed Gillespie has been on the offense, having just “released a new ad, this one attacking Northam and Gov. Terry McAuliffe, for canceling a meeting with the Virginia Sheriffs’ Association. “Ralph Northam. Not showing up for his job,” a narrator says in the 30-second ad. “Not making Virginia safer.”’
As things continue to heat up on the campaign trail it is becoming all the more important for concerned and committed citizens to make sure to be plugged in to the upcoming events and rallies for the statewide candidates, to be educated about local candidates for county and district races, and to volunteer on election day if possible.
You can volunteer to be a poll watcher or a poll worker by contacting the local chapter of the party or campaign for which you would like to volunteer. You may also check in with your Registrar to see if there are any opportunities to volunteer or work on Election Day.
Click on the names of the candidates to check on their schedules or to volunteer and see if there is an event or rally near you that you could attend:
As Election Day draws closer, you can be sure that your Middle Resolution Team is working hard and will bring you the latest updates and information! Don’t forget that if you will be out of town on Election Day and have to vote absentee, the deadline to request a ballot is October 31! You can find more information by clicking here or by going directly to your Registrar’s office where you can request an absentee ballot and then immediately fill it out. Registrar’s offices are open Monday through Friday during regular business hours and will also be open on the two Saturdays before Election Day.
PS: Please mark your calendars for our next Member’s Meeting on Nov. 29th at 7:30 at the Publix on Staples Mill Rd!