Polls will open at 6 a.m. for the June 13 Primary to allow Democrats and Republicans to choose the candidates they want to stand for election in the state’s top three offices, the House of Delegates and various Constitutional offices come General Election Day November 7.
You can vote in person using an absentee ballot up until June 10 in your Office of Elections. You must give a good reason for doing so. Be sure to check the operating hours of the office on that date.
There are many races which have only one candidate, especially those in districts or cities dominated by one party. Since there were no challengers for the Democratic nomination, for instance, in the Norfolk Treasurer’s race, Democrat Daun Hester will square off with Republican Michael Voogd on November 7.
In the Gubernatorial race for the Democrats, current Lt. Governor Ralph Northam of Norfolk, will be facing Tom S. Perriello of Northern Virginia, in what has become a tight race in the final days.
For the Republicans Edward W. “Ed” Gillespie is facing Corey A. Stewart and State Senator Frank W. Wagner, who hails from Virginia Beach.
For Lt. Governor, Democrats, Justin E. Fairfax, Gene J. Rossi and Susan S. Platt, all from northern Virginia, will be competing for that job.
For the Republicans, their Lt. Governor candidates are Bryce E. Reeves, Glenn R. Davis, Jr. of Virginia Beach and Jill H. Vogel.
Neither party will stage a primary contest for Attorney General, but on November 7, Democrat Mark Herring, the Incumbent, will be challenged by Republican John Adams.
In the race for the office of Commonwealth’s Attorney in Norfolk, the incumbent is Democrat Greg D. Underwood, who is seeking another term against challengers Ron Batliner, Jr. and S.W. Dawson.
Also in Norfolk, two political newcomers are seeking the 89th House district: Norfolk NAACP President Joe W. Dillard and Attorney Jerrauld C. “Jay” Jones.
In the race for the 92nd House of Delegates, incumbent Jeion A. Ward is being challenged by Michael A. “Mic” Harris.
By Leonard E. Colvin