We know this familiar chill in the air is ushering us into autumn. This is indeed a busy season throughout Prince William County. We are currently in the middle of Hispanic Heritage Month (Sept. 15 – Oct 15). This is a time to celebrate and learn more about Hispanic culture, art, and history. It is also a great time to prepare for the upcoming months by getting your flu and COVID-19 vaccines. Information about vaccines and more can be found in this month’s newsletter.
Vehicle Personal Property Tax Extension
Last month, the Board of Supervisors voted to extend the tax payment due date for the vehicle classification of tangible personal property by 90 days. This includes motor vehicles that are classified for individual and business use.
The approved extension moved the due date for vehicle personal property tax 2023 to Jan. 3, 2024, instead of the usual October 5 due date. This does not extend the due date for business classification of the tangible personal property tax, which is still due on Oct. 5, 2023.
Flu and COVID-19 Vaccines
Now is the time to set up your appointments to receive your flu and COVID-19 vaccines at your local pharmacy or doctor’s office. The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommends that people ages 6 months and older get a flu vaccine by the end of October. Even if you wait until after October, the vaccine will still be beneficial and provide protection. For more information on the CDC’s flu vaccine recommendations, visit this CDC page.
The CDC also recommends scheduling your COVID-19 vaccines during the fall or even getting both your flu and COVID-19 shots at the same time. Some viruses, like COVID-19, can change over time. Getting a vaccine that targets those viruses may be updated to better protect against disease. An updated COVID-19 vaccine will help give you the best protection against COVID-19. To learn more about who should get a shot, please click here.
To schedule your flu and COVID-19 vaccination at your local pharmacy or Virginia Department of Health clinic, you can visit vaccinate.virginia.gov.
Lastly, the Biden administration recently announced that you can receive free COVID-19 tests once again. This is an essential step to stopping the spread of the virus as we all begin to gather inside for the upcoming holiday season. For more information and to order your free COVID-19 test, please visit www.covid.gov/tests.
3rd Annual 5k Walk for Mental Health Awareness
Join your friends and neighbors at the 3rd Annual 5k Walk for Mental Health Awareness on October 15, 2023, from 10:00 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. at the Prince William Forest Park. This event will be an opportunity to discuss mental health and showcase services available to residents in Prince William County. Please come out to enjoy the fall foliage and the chance to reset, refocus, and renew.
Early voting has started in Prince William County for our state Senate, House of Delegates, Board of Supervisors, School Board representatives, and Constitutional officers.
Prince William County residents may cast their vote early Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m., and only Sunday, Oct. 22, Saturday, Oct. 28 & Saturday, Nov. 4 until 5:00 p.m., at any of the below locations:
Locations Open as of Friday, September 22, through Saturday, November 4
- Office of Elections, 9250 Lee Ave, Suite #1, Manassas, VA 20110
- DMV Woodbridge, 2731 Caton Hill Rd, Woodbridge, VA 22191
- Haymarket Gainesville Library, 14870 Lightner Rd, Haymarket, VA 20169
Locations Open Starting Tuesday, October 24th through Saturday, November 4
- Brentsville Courthouse, 12229 Bristow Rd, Bristow, VA 20136
- Dumfries Community Center, 17755 Main Street, Dumfries, VA 22026
Curbside voting is available for seniors and voters with disabilities at all in-person voting locations in designated parking spaces. Drive-thru voting is not available.
If you would like to update your address or learn more information about your polling place, please visit: https://vote.elections.virginia.gov/VoterInformation/Lookup/polling
Election Day is November 7, 2023, but there’s no need to wait until then to cast your vote. If you would like more information about who is on the ballot and how to vote, please visit: https://www.pwcvotes.org/
Since the last District newsletter, my re-election campaign has received some exciting new endorsements. I now have endorsements from the Mid-Atlantic Pipe Trader Association, Repro-Rising, Virginia Professional Fire Fighters, and Equality Virginia.