Voter Education Notice

The Prince William County Office of Elections produced a Voter Education Notice which can be accessed by clicking here. (A copy of this notice can also be accessed from the “Resources” tab on the main menu of this website).

The pamphlet explains that by law, voters are entitled to vote by absentee ballot, and these absentee ballots must be counted by Office of Election on Election Day.  You are encouraged to use this procedure thus avoiding waiting in line to vote.

The pamphlet also includes “6 tips for voting success” which you should know before you go to vote.

Finally, information is provided on how to access the Virginia Department of Elections online Citizens Portal where you can check your voter record, confirm your polling place, apply for an absentee ballot and see your sample ballot.

PWC NAACP Youth Council

ourYouthThe PWC NAACP is in the process of establishing a Youth Council whose members will be Middle and High School students. Middle and High School students and their parents interested in the formation of a NAACP Youth Council are invited to attend “Empowering our Youth” on Saturday, June 18, 2016. The session will be held at the Potomac Library, 2201 Opitz Blvd. Woodbridge, VA 22191 from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 P.M. Lunch will be provided. To register for the session, please contact Michael Artson at mikeartson@yahoo.com before June 11th. Please direct questions to Andrea Bryson at 703-494-2596.  Click here for a flyer with full details.

Juneteenth Community Celebration

Juneteenth 2016On Saturday, June 18th, the Unit is sponsoring the Second Annual Prince William Juneteenth Community Celebration. The gathering will be held at Merchant Park, 3944 Cameron Street, Dumfries, VA 22026, adjacent to Weems- Botts Museum from 11 am to 3 pm. The  event itself is free, and bar-b-que meals will be available to purchase. Activities include children’s games, youth activities, music dancing and inspirational presentations. The Juneteenth Celebration is a family-oriented event and the entire community is invited.

Juneteenth is the oldest known celebration commemorating the ending of slavery in the United States.  Dating back to 1865, it was on June 19th that the Union soldiers, led by Major General Gordon Granger, landed at Galveston, Texas with news that the war had ended and that the enslaved were now free. This was two and a half years after President Lincoln’s Emancipation Proclamation.

Click here for  a flyer announcing the celebration. Please forward this announcement widely and post the flyer on community bulletin boards.