Monday, June 10, 2013

Tuesday is Primary Day in Virginia

Tuesday, June 11, 2013, is Primary Day in Virginia. Voting takes place at your regular polling place between the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 p.m. Identification will be required, just as last year's November General Election. Changes to the law related to photo ID requirements to vote will not be effective until July 2014.

For Democrats, Tuesday is the opportunity to vote for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, and Attorney General candidates. The gubernatorial choice is already in place -- Terry McAuliffe -- because no one stepped up to challenge him.

That leaves two choices for lieutenant governor: State Senator Ralph Northam (D-6th Senate District) and Aneesh Chopra who is a techie guy out of the Obama administration.

Also two choices for attorney general: State Senator Mark Herring (D-33rd Senate District), and former federal prosecutor Justin Fairfax.

If you're a Republican, the Top Three candidates were chosen for you at the recent Republican Party of Virginia convention in Richmond: Ken Cuccinelli for Governor, E.W. Jackson for Lieutenant Governor, and Mark Obenshain for Attorney General.

Republicans have eight contested House of Delegates races:
- 15th District: Incumbent Todd Gilbert versus Mark Prince
- 16th District - Open Seat: Les Adams versus Ken Bowman
- 28th District: Incumbent Speaker of the House Bill Howell versus Craig Ennis
- 29th District: Incumbent Beverly Sherwood versus Mark Berg
- 33rd District: Incumbent Joe May versus David LaRock
- 54th District: Incumbent Bobby Orrock versus Dustin Curtis
- 6th District: Jeffrey Campbell versus Jack Weaver
- 85th District: Scott Taylor vs Gary Byler vs Jeremy Waters

Democrats have three contested House of Delegates races:
- 63rd District: Evandra Thompson versus Rosalyn Dance
- 86th District: Jennifer Boysko versus Herbert Kemp
- 90th District: Rick James versus Algie Howell, Jr.

For more information, check out the State Board of Elections website.

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