Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Offices close for Yorktown Day; Election Day registration deadline


County offices to be closed Oct. 19 for Yorktown Day
York County offices will be closed Friday, Oct. 19, in observance of Yorktown Day, the anniversary of the victory at Yorktown.
County offices, York County Public Libraries and York-Poquoson Social Services will be closed that day, as will the county's Waste Management Center offices.
The General District Court, Circuit Court and Juvenile & Domestic Relations Court, as well as the York County Virginia Cooperative Extension office will be open. Please note that the courts will be closed Monday, Oct. 8, for Columbus Day.
Collection of garbage and recyclables will not be affected by the holiday. The compost facility, citizen drop-off centers and transfer station located on Goodwin Neck Road will be open, however the administrative offices of the Waste Management Center will be closed.
For more information about the Yorktown Day office closing schedule, please call the Public Information Office at 890-3300.


Last day to register to vote in November election is Monday, Oct. 15
     The last day to register to vote in the Nov. 6 election is Monday, Oct. 15.
     The Constitution of Virginia requires that citizens be registered in the precinct in which they live in order to be qualified to vote. Qualified residents who will be 18 years old on or before Nov. 6 may register to vote in this election.
     Registered voters who need to change their address may do so by completing, signing and submitting a voter registration application or their voter card. The deadline to change registration information is also Monday, Oct. 15. If a registered voter's address has changed, the voter should update his/her address to ensure he/she remains qualified to vote.
     Any qualified resident of Virginia may apply to register to vote or to update their registration information at the places and times listed below: 
1.      Voter Registrar's Office, 224 Ballard St., Yorktown, M-F, 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
2.      York County Library, Tabb Branch, 100 Long Green Blvd., Tabb; Yorktown Branch, 8500 George Washington Memorial Hwy, Yorktown, regular library hours
3.      Griffin-Yeates Center, 1490 Government Rd., Williamsburg, M-F, 8:15 a.m. to 5 p.m.
     Applications and updated information may also be mailed to the Registrar's Office, P.O. Box 451, Yorktown, VA, 23690.
     If residents complete a registration application provided by a voter registration drive, please contact the Registrar's Office to ensure that the application was received by the Registrar's Office in time.
     All York County polling locations will be open on Election Day from 6 a.m.-7 p.m.
     Visit for registration applications, polling place locations, district information, absentee ballot information, and contact information.
     Absentee voting is available for those who will be out of their precinct on Nov. 6, those who are unable to go to their polling place because of an illness or disability, and those who otherwise qualify to vote an absentee ballot. The deadline to apply to vote absentee by mail, email, or fax is 5 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 30. The deadline to apply to vote absentee in person is 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 3. In order to accommodate those who wish to vote absentee in person, the Registrar's Office will be open Saturday, Oct. 27, and Saturday, Nov. 3, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.
     The law permits emergency absentee voting in a few, very limited situations until 2 p.m. on Monday, Nov. 5. For more information on emergency absentee voting, call the Registrar's Office at 890-3440.
     Any voter age 65 or older or physically disabled may request a ballot from an officer of election outside the polling place but within 150 feet of the entrance to the polling place. On Nov. 6, persons who fit these qualifications and who wish to vote outside the polling place can call the Registrar's Office at 890-3440, and we will alert the polling place that a voter who wishes to vote outside the polling place will be arriving.
     Unofficial statewide election results – including York County election results – will be available on the State Board of Elections website at as they are reported after the polls close Nov. 6. 
     For additional information, please call the Registrar's Office at 890-3440 or visit the website,

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