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Everything is at stake

Safe, legal abortion & access to birth control

Combating the
Climate Crisis

Affordable housing & good-paying jobs

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Meet Lily 

I’ll never forget the moment I graduated college. Even though I had worked 18 hours days to pay my way through college, I graduated with $5.66 in my bank account, $423 on my credit card, and stuck with significant college debt. Luckily before I left for college, I put $20 dollars in my turtle "piggy" bank so I'd have gas money until my first pay day. That $20 paid for the gas to get me to my interview with Teach for America. I landed that job and headed off to teach High School in Appalachia.


I quickly learned that the struggles I faced were the rule, and not the exception. My students faced worse struggles. Our communities' struggles are only getting worse. This led me to head back to my hometown to serve as the Chief of Staff for State Representative Sam Rasoul. This is where I learned to wrestle legislative victories to help our community.

Now, I'm running for office because we need more young people elected who understand the struggles facing our society and people willing to fight for them. I hope you will join me in claiming this district!

 Why you should vote this year in Blacksburg

VOTING IS CRUCIAL. HD-41 is a battleground district and could come down to one vote. That vote could be yours! Make sure your voice is heard. 


VOTING IS EASY. Vote on Election Day, early in-person at the local registrar, or have your ballot mailed to you automatically. You don’t have to be pre-registered to vote in Virginia.

VOTING IS SAFE. Registering to vote here won’t affect your scholarship, your car insurance, or your taxes. Just bring your photo ID.

How to vote

Virginians can vote early in-person or even sign up to have their ballots mailed directly to them, no excuse needed! Virginia Tech has a voting location on campus on Election Day, so you can cast your ballot on your way to class. You don't need to be registered to vote before you cast a ballot because you can register the same day.

As a Virginia Tech student, you can choose the best voting plan for you! But first, you should check your voter registration on the Virginia Department of Elections website.


6 AM - 7 PM at Squires Student Center

290 College Ave.

Blacksburg, VA 24061



8:30 AM - 5 PM Monday through Friday from Sept. 22nd to Nov. 3rd

9 AM - 5 PM on Saturday, Oct. 24th and Nov. 4th

Montgomery County Department of Elections

1546 N. Franklin St.

Christiansburg, VA 

Need a ride to the polls? Email and we'll help!


Request to have your ballot mailed to you on the Virginia Department of Elections website

You can drop off you completed ballot at the Montgomery County Department of Elections Drop Box during the business hours listed above. Ballot Drop Boxes will also be available on Election Day, Nov. 7, at each polling site including the on-campus polling site.  

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P.O. BOX 104

Blacksburg, VA 24063-0104

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