Every vote counts!
Make sure you get to the polls and vote tomorrow! The 2014 elections are critical in determining the state of the U.S. Congress and creating pathways for the passage of fair minded policies and legislation. Elections matter. And, your vote counts. Do you remember how close some of the elections were last year? Some were too close to call for days, and others demanded a recount. For example, our equality loving attorney general, Mark Herring, won by just 165 votes out of more than 2.2 million cast! Because people who care about LGBT equality showed up at the polls in November, today we have an Attorney General who refused to defend Virginia’s unconstitutional amendment banning marriage equality and a Governor who, among other things, signed an executive order to protect LGBT state employees from discrimination in the workplace. According to a recent poll, LGBT and allied voters were critical to 2012 electoral successes as well. Keep it up – and vote tomorrow! If you care about LGBT equality, one of the most important things you can do is vote for a pro-equality candidate for local, state, or federal office. In other words, the future of LGBT equality depends on YOU! Voting is an opportunity for you to participate in change. Don’t let it slip by. To find out about the candidates, or to find your polling place, see the Virginia Department of Elections website. Once you put in your personal information, click on "My Ballot" to learn more about the candidates on your ballot. The polls are open tomorrow from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. -don't sit this election out! Every election has consequences. Together, let's keep Virginia, and the U.S., moving toward true and lasting LGBT equality. Remember, Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of photo ID. Click here to make sure your ID meets the requirements. If you experience a problem at the polls and would like to record it, please call 1-866-OUR-VOTE.