FCSO conclude Election Day investigation

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On Election Day, the Frederick County Sheriff’s Office responded to a woman complaining about a man taking pictures of her at a polling location.

The male was identified as Shawn Graber, Back Creek Supervisor.

A responding officer confronted Graber.

Graber claimed he was documenting illegal voting activities.

He contacted Sheriff Lenny Millholand the following day with complaints on the responding deputy claiming voter intimidation.

After an investigation using body cameras and the written report, Graber’s claims were proven false.

They also revealed the deputy acted appropriately when dealing with both parties involved.

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Virginia’s election process praised

Virginia’s election process was rewarded with two Telly awards for the 2021 cycle.

The awards were given based on Virginia’s increase in voter turnout and the performance of the Virginia Department of Elections employees.

Increased voter turnout is attributed to the Virginia Voting Rights Act.

The act made some notable changes like making Election Day a state holiday, extended in person voting, and more.

The Department of Elections was recognized for their increased training efforts through the program PROTECT 2020.

They received Telly awards for Non-broadcast Training and Non-broadcast Internal Communications.

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Something to do on this election day with the WPD and the young recruit Leo

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This being election day Nov. 2 and many schools and government offices are closed.

The Winchester Police Department (WPD) have something for you to do according to their social media post.

This will include Leo the WPD’s young Police dog recruit so adorable.

The Officers of the WPD are bringing back color with a cop.

Before or after you vote young and old are invited down to color with a cop.

From 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. today Nov. 2 at the food court of the Apple Blossom Mall come down and color along side the men and women of the WPD.

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Polls are open until 7 tonight on this election day

Election day in Virginia with voters deciding on a Governor, Lt. Governor and Attorney General.

According to each counties’ election website there are a number of choices on the ballots for the election.

Frederick and Warren Counties will choose three Delegates each.

Clarke County with two delegates on the ballot and Page and Shenandoah Counties one delegate each.

Frederick and Shenandoah Counties have three board of supervisors to select today.

Warren and Page Counties have two board of supervisors selections on their ballot.

Frederick, Warren and Shenandoah Counties will also select 3 school board members each.

Page County voters will choose two school board members.

Town council members are to be voted on in Front Royal, Luray as well as in Boyce, Stephens City and New Market.

Boyce will also be selecting a mayor and recorder as well.

Polls in Virginia are open until 7 tonight Nov. 2.

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Today Oct. 12 is the last day to register to vote in the Nov. election in VA.

Virginia Department of Elections (VDE) reminds Virginians today is the last day to register to vote in the November 2 election.

By mail applications must be postmarked by today Oct. 12.

Registration can be done by 5 p.m. today at your town or county registrar’s office.

You can also register online at vote.elections.virginina.gov/registration until midnight tonight.

You can find more information by calling (800) 552-9745.

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