Fairfax County NAACP Reflects on 'Souls to the Polls' Event and Urges Community Participation in Upcoming Elections
Important Dates, Resources, and Support Available for Fairfax County Voters
FAIRFAX COUNTY, VA. (Nov. 3, 2023) — The Fairfax County NAACP branch is proud to share the success of their recent 'Souls to the Polls' event, held Sunday, October 29, 2023 in the Route 1 area. This impactful event was a two-part endeavor, beginning with a gathering at the landmark sign commemorating the Harper v Virginia landmark case, a pivotal moment in history that removed poll tax requirements. From there, they moved to the Mt. Vernon Government Center, where they engaged with voters, shared important remarks, and celebrated their shared commitment to democracy.
As the Fairfax County and Virginia State elections approach, the Fairfax County NAACP urges the community to stay informed, engaged, and involved. The organization encourages all residents to visit their 2023 Candidate Page to acquaint themselves with the individuals—and their platforms—who are shaping the future of Fairfax County and Virginia.
As the elections approach in Northern Virginia, the Branch underscores the importance of active civic participation. Every eligible voter in Fairfax County is urged to exercise their right and vote in the upcoming elections.
Important Dates To Remember:
- Early Voting: Available through November 4th
- Election Day: November 7th
- Cure the Ballot: November 8th (Fix any missing information to ensure your ballot is counted)
In an effort to promote informed decision-making, the Fairfax County NAACP encourages all residents to access the "What’s on the Ballot? What’s at Stake? Why Your Vote Matters" toolkit. This toolkit provides comprehensive insights into the issues at hand, empowering voters with essential knowledge.
Missed the Registration Deadline? You Still Have a Voice!
Virginia offers Same Day Voter Registration, allowing eligible voters who missed the October 16th registration deadline to register and cast a provisional ballot. Exercise your right to vote by taking advantage of Same Day Voter Registration.
Stay Informed: Track Your Absentee Ballot Status
For voters who have chosen to vote absentee, it's crucial to track the status of your ballot. Visit Ballot Scout to monitor your absentee ballot and ensure it is counted.
Need Assistance Getting to the Polls?
The Fairfax County NAACP is committed to ensuring accessibility to the polls. If you require transportation assistance, please contact Center for Common Ground at 843-890-2992 to arrange a ride. Your voice matters, and they are here to support your right to vote.
In collaboration with community partners, including the Center for Common Ground, the Fairfax County NAACP emphasizes the importance of civic engagement. The Center for Common Ground's Phone Banks initiative plays a pivotal role in connecting with voters, encouraging them to participate, and addressing any concerns they may have.
Every vote cast is a step towards a brighter future for Fairfax County. Make your voices heard, and let your votes drive positive change in Fairfax County and Virginia.
About Fairfax County NAACP
The Fairfax County NAACP is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization whose mission is to achieve equity, political rights, and social inclusion by advancing policies and practices that expand human and civil rights, eliminate discrimination, and accelerate the well-being, educational and economic security of Black people and all people of color. More information can be found at fairfaxnaacp.org.
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Fairfax County NAACP President
'Souls to the Polls' Event Speech (Video)
'Souls to the Polls' Event Speech (Text)