Archive for October, 2014

Can you volunteer on Election Day?

We need volunteers to hand out sample ballots to voters outside the polling place in Lexington (350 Spotswood Drive) on Tuesday November 4. The sample ballot will include MARK WARNER for Senate and BRUCE ELDER as a write-in candidate for Congress from the 6th District. Election Day leafleting is especially important this year because many voters will be unaware that Bruce Elder (a Democrat and former member of the Staunton City Council) is an alternative to Bob Goodlatte.

Can you volunteer for at least one shift? The shifts will be:

6 a.m. to 8 a.m.

8 a.m. to 10 a.m.

10 a.m. to noon

Noon to 2 p.m.

2 p.m. to 4 p.m.

4 p.m. to 6 p.m.

6 p.m. to 7 p.m.

If you can help, please contact Gene Zitver at

Help contact Lexington voters on photo ID requirement

A new state law requires all voters in Virginia to show a photo ID when they vote on November 4.

We have obtained a list of people who are registered to vote in Lexington but who may not have photo IDs from the Department of Motor Vehicles (although they may have acceptable photo IDs from other sources). For some we have phone numbers, for others only addresses.

For the next three Saturdays (October 11, 18 and 25), we need volunteers to contact these voters either by phone or by addressing pre-printed postcards, to inform them of the new law and if necessary to direct them to the Registrar’s Office, where they can obtain free photo IDs.

We will be working at Democratic Headquarters, 111 West Nelson Street, from 9 a.m. to noon each Saturday. If you are willing to make phone calls, please bring a cell phone.

If you can help in this important outreach, please contact Gene Zitver at

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