Voter Resources

The next election day is Tuesday, November 6. Midterm elections are held every four years, and they are always in November. Federal offices that are up for election during the midterm elections are members of the United States Congress- this includes all 435 seats in the United States House of Representatives, and 33 or 34 of the 100 seats in the United States Senate.

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Election and voting resources:
The Virginia Department of Elections is where you can check your voter registration status, find out where to vote, look at candidate information, and more.
USA.gov has information on the Midterm Congressional, State, and Local Elections.

Learn about the history of voting and elections:
Information on the history of voting and elections from USA.gov.
Discover why we vote on a Tuesday in November.

Get a free (or almost-free) ride to the polls:
The CAT (Charlottesville Area Transit) will offer fare-free service on election day. To find out which routes serve your polling location, check CAT’s polling precinct map.
Car 2 Vote is a volunteer service that gives rides to the polls on Election Day for free in Albemarle County and Charlottesville. For more information and sign-up, click here or call 434-260-1547.
Rideshare services Lyft and Uber are offering free and discounted rides to the polls on Election Day.

Check out some books about voting and elections from JMRL:
Founding Rivals: Madison vs Monroe, the Bill of Rights and the Election that Saved a Nation by Chris DeRose
Where They Stand: The American Presidents in the Eyes of Voters and Historians by Robert Merry

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