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Issue 89
Friday, October 29, 2021
Prince William County
Dear Neighbors,

Only five states - Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, New Jersey, and Virginia - hold elections in odd-numbered years. That means here in Prince William County, we go to the polls to cast our votes every year. Unfortunately, historically fewer people go to the polls in odd-years like this one.

However, every year the offices up for election have a significant impact on your life. That is why the first section of this issue is devoted to providing you with all the information you need on voting, including how you can vote early in-person at several locations across the County this Saturday, October 30.

For those of you who have already voted, thank you! For those who haven't, please make a plan now to ensure you cast your votes.

In Service,
Chair Ann Wheeler
General Election
Know Your District
All ballots in PWC include candidates for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, and one Member of House of Delegates. There are eight House of Delegates Districts in PWC, so your candidates for the Member of House of Delegates is based on where you reside.
How to Find Out Your House of Delegates District

In the Virginia Department of Elections' Citizen Portal, submit your name, date of birth, last 4 of your SSN, and select Prince William County from the drop down menu. Then scroll down on the results screen to find your House of Delegates district number.
Know Your Sample Ballot
Now that you know your House of Delegates District, use the links below to see, download and/or print a sample of the ballot you will be given when you vote.
Town of Haymarket

Additionally, the Town of Haymarket ballot will have one Member of Town Council candidate section. If you reside in the Town of Haymarket, here is your Town of Haymarket sample ballot.
Voting Early In-Person
Saturday, October 30, from 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, is the last day to vote early in-person for the Tuesday, November 2 General Election. PWC residents can vote on Saturday, October 30, at any of the five locations listed below.
  • PWC Office of Elections at 9250 Lee Avenue, Suite 1 in Manassas
  • Haymarket Gainesville Community Library at 14870 Lightner Road in Haymarket
  • Department of Motor Vehicle Woodbridge Customer Service Center, Elections Office at 2731 Caton Hill Road in Woodbridge
  • Brentsville Courthouse Historic District at 12229 Bristow Road in Bristow
  • Dumfries Community Center at17755 Main Street in Dumfries
Voting By Mail
  • This year, mail-in ballots must have witness signatures to be counted.
  • Mail-in ballots must be post marked on or before Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, and received by the registrar by noon on Friday, November 5.
  • You can track your mail-in ballot here.
Voters may drop-off their completed and sealed mail-in ballot at any:
  • Of the five early in-person voting locations (listed in section above) on Saturday, October 30, from 8:30 pm to 5:00 pm.
  • Polling place within PWC on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.
Voting on Election Day
  • Voting precincts will be open on Election Day, Tuesday, November 2, from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm.
  • If you are unsure where your voting precinct is, you can find it here.
  • Virginia law requires all voters to provide an acceptable form of identification at the polls. The ID no longer must have a photograph.
If You Don't Have an Acceptable ID
  • You can sign an ID statement affirming your identity and will be able to vote a regular ballot.
  • If you do not sign an ID statement to affirm your identity you may vote a provisional ballot. If voting provisionally, you will have until noon on the Friday, November 5 to deliver a copy of your identification to PWC Office of Elections at 9250 Lee Avenue, Suite 1 in Manassas in order for your provisional ballot to be counted.
Tracking the Results
The Virginia Department of Elections publishes unofficial results to its website on the night of the election. Local general registrar offices enter their results into the Department’s centralized results reporting system, which publishes the updated results every 10 minutes to the website. Use the links below to see results updates.
Chair's Calendar
Wednesday, October 27, Chair Wheeler participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for NCS Technologies' (NCST) new 108,000-square-foot headquarters at the George Mason University-anchored Innovation Park. Founded in 1996 in Loudoun County, NCST is a small, privately held business that specializes in computer manufacturing and system integration. NCST is investing $15.1 million in constructing its new headquarters, which will help quadruple its manufacturing, integrations, and HP 3D printing. When occupied in the summer of 2022, the facility’s manufacturing line is expected to be one of the largest in the Washington Metropolitan Area. You can check out the groundbreaking in the video below.
 “NCST has moved around Prince William County and has still chosen to stay here to do business and that makes me so grateful because that tells me that we’re doing the right thing. Innovation Park and our Innovation Small Area Plan really spans this whole section of the area. This is one of those things you’re going to see springing up that fits in so well with the small area plan.”
Ann B. Wheeler
Chair At-Large Board of County Supervisors
Booster Shots Available
Prince William Health District (PWHD) is offering free COVID-19 booster shots for the Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson vaccines for those who are eligible (issue 88). The Pfizer and Moderna booster vaccine should be at least 6 months from the date of second vaccine shot and the Johnson & Johnson booster shot should be at least 2 months from the date of the single vaccine shot. Bring your COVID-19 vaccine card or vaccine record with QR code (issue 83). If you need a copy of your vaccine record, visit here.
Locations and Times

Community Vaccination Clinic
14011 Worth Avenue in Woodbridge (former Gander Mountain)
  • Mondays through Saturdays from 10:00 am to 7:30 pm.
  • Pfizer, Moderna, and Johnson & Johnson available all days.
  • Walk-ins are accepted.
  • Masks must be worn at the CVC.

Manassas Mall Clinic
8300 Sudley Road in Manassas
  • Mondays and Fridays: 12:00 pm to 4:00 pm (walk-ins accepted, vaccines offered: Pfizer, and Moderna). The Flu vaccine will be offered while supplies last.
  • Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays: 11:00 am to 6:00 pm (clinic closed 2:30 pm to 3:00 pm, walk-ins accepted from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson)
  • Saturdays: 9:00 am to 5:00 pm (clinic closed 12:30 pm-1:00 pm, walk-ins accepted from 1:00 pm to 2:30 pm, vaccines offered: Pfizer, Moderna, Johnson & Johnson)

Mobile Clinic Unit
Locations and dates vary and can be found by checking PWHD's Facebook page, Twitter account, or Mobile Clinic webpage.
Get the Shot
If You Need to be Tested for COVID-19
If you think you may have COVID-19, ways you can be tested include:

The Uninsured and Underinsured can receive free testing at
Next Meeting
Tuesday, November 9
  • 2:00 pm Regular Meeting at the McCoart Administration Building, One County Complex Court in Prince William
  • 6:00 pm State Delegation Meeting at the Realtor Association of Prince William Building, 4545 Daisy Reid Avenue in Woodbridge
Hyperlinks to the meeting agenda and signup for Public Comment Time will be next week's issue of The Wheeler Report.
County News
International Artist in PWC
International graffiti artist, TakerOne, has turned a wall of George Mason University’s Potomac Science Center in Woodbridge into an amazing work of art. His mural, “Fauna of Belmont Bay,” highlights four species that inhabit Belmont Bay: the yellow swallowtail butterfly, the tree frog, the wood duck, and the North American river otter. It is his largest mural to date and part of the Murals at Mason’s larger eco-consciousness mural series titled Elements. The muralist and street artist from Budapest, Hungary, has been creating public art around the world since 2001. His work can be found on buildings in London, New York, Los Angeles, New Zealand, Spain, and Israel. He was selected from a group of artists who answered a Murals at Mason call for proposals. See the finished piece in the video below.
Its getting cooler and leaves are starting to fall, so please remember PWC's new curbside waste collection program (issue 82) requires yard waste:
  • Be collected separately from trash and recycling
  • Must be placed in biodegradable paper bags or containers labeled “Yard Waste.” Labels are available at the PWC Landfill and Balls Ford Road Compost FacilitySelf-made labels are also acceptable
  • Not be placed plastic bags for yard waste collection.
Starting Saturday, October 30, the PWC Landfill on Dumfries Road new weekend hours will be Saturday and Sunday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pmMonday through Friday hours will remain 6:00 am to 6:00 pm.
Wednesday, November 3, from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm, PWC and the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments are hosting a virtual public forum (issue 88) on the Regional Fair Housing Plan (issue 69).
Safe Halloween
Trick or Treating During COVID
More Halloween Safety Tips
Road Safety
According to the Mayo Clinic, children are twice as likely to be hit by a car on Halloween than any other night of the year. Safety tips include:
  • Dressing children in brightly colored costumes with reflective tape.
  • Having children carry glow sticks so drivers can easily see them.
  • Using face makeup instead of masks to ensure children see cars.

Trick or Treating Safely
For older children going out without an adult:
  • Plan familiar routes and set curfews.
  • Encourage children to go out in groups.
  • Have children carry cell phones and avoid unlit houses.
  • Warn children to never go inside houses or cars to get a treat.

Giving Out Treats Safely
  • Clean up hazards in yards such as toys, bikes, and garden hoses.
  • Turn on the lights and stay alert for any hazards.
  • Control pets that night be alarmed by trick or treaters.
  • Consider sugar substitutes.

Treat Safety
  • Inspect treats before allowing children to eat them.
  • Look for torn or unsealed packaging.
  • Discard anything that looks suspicious.
County Happenings
Swinging with the Met
Saturday, October 30, at 8:00 pm celebrate the Big Band Era with the coolest cats in town, Northern Virginia’s own Metropolitan Jazz Orchestra. Artistic Director and alto sax virtuoso Jim Carroll leads this distinguished ensemble comprising the most remarkable jazz performers in the metro region, who will perform music from the libraries of Duke Ellington, Count Basie, Dizzy Gillespie, Benny Goodman, and more. Tickets are $46, $39, $28, half-price for youth through Grade 12.
Special Exhibit Honoring Veterans
We the People: Portraits of Veterans in America is opening Sunday, November 1 at the National Museum of the Marine Corps. Internationally renowned artist Mary Whyte set out in 2010 on an inspirational seven-year mission to paint fifty large-scale watercolor portraits of current-day American veterans. Whyte's remarkable series depicts military veterans of all ages and in all walks of life. Images include a Missouri dairy farmer, Rhode Island lobsterman, Pennsylvania science teacher, South Carolina single mother, and 46 other moving portraits. The free exhibit will be open daily from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm and will remain open until 24 July 2022. Learn more about the artist and exhibit in the video below.
Calendar Reminders
Saturday, October 30, from 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, and Sunday, October 31, from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, the National Capital Trackers (NCT), a club of “O” Gauge electric train enthusiasts, will have their model trains running in Leatherneck Gallery at the National Museum of the Marine Corps.
Saturday, October 30, from 10:00 am to12:00pm, the Town of Occoquan family-friendly Occoquan Costume Parade & Contest. Parade participants should line up near the Riverwalk Shops at 125 Mill Street.
County Kudos
A Successful Fund Raiser
First Tee Prince William County held their annual Benefit Golf Tournament on Monday, October 11 at Forest Greens Golf Club, in Triangle. Twenty foursomes played and were given the opportunity to participate in charity raffles for a variety of prizes. The tournament raised $9,427, which included a direct donation of $3,000 from top sponsor Wegman’s. All proceeds go to the First Tee Prince William County program which uses golf to teach youth life lessons and leadership skills. Sessions include a fun, group setting for youth ages 7 to 18 regardless of background or previous experience. To learn more about how you can register your child for this popular youth sports program, visit First Tee Prince William County.
Ann B. Wheeler was elected Chair At-Large of the Prince William Board of County Supervisors during the 2019 General Election and assumed office on January 1, 2020. Prince William County is located 25 miles south of Washington, D.C., and is the Commonwealth of Virginia’s second-most populous county with approximately 482,000 residents.