Primary Voter’s Guide for June 8
RICHMOND, Va. (WAVY / WRIC) – Tuesday, June 8 is primary election day in Virginia.
If you are registered, you can vote in person at your polling station Tuesday, or if you have requested a postal ballot, you can drop off the completed form at your polling station on polling day.
Polling stations are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on election day across Virginia.
Since the state legislature approved postal vote without excuse, early participation rates in Virginia increased. Although early voting numbers are never expected to reach the unprecedented highs of the 2020 presidential election, before there were any COVID-19 vaccines, senior election officials say the change made a noticeable difference.
Early ballots cannot be counted until the day of the primary.
Since Virginia does not register voters by political party, any registered voter can participate in the June 8 primary, but must not select a ballot. Based on the ballot they choose, primary voters will select candidates for the state’s three main offices, the House of Delegates, and some local races.
What will there be on the Democratic primary ballot?
Ballots will vary depending on where you live, but Democratic primary polls across Virginia will have candidates for three statewide races.
There are five Democratic candidates to solicit the nomination of the party in the race for the governor: Of the. Lee Carter (Manassas), Sen. Jennifer McClellan (Richmond), Lieutenant Governor Justin Fairfax, former Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy and former Governor Terry McAuliffe.
Seven candidates – Of the. Sam Rasoul (Roanoke), Del. Hala Ayala (Prince William), Del. Mark Levine (Alexandria), Del. Elizabeth Guzman (Fauquier / Prince William), Sean Perryman, Xavier Warren and Andria McClellan – participate in the lieutenant governor’s race.
Attorney General Mark Herring is seeking a third term against challenger Del. Jay Jones (Norfolk) in the primary.
House of Delegates
Democrats in the Virginia House of Delegates face more challengers than Republicans in the primary, with 14 incumbents scheduled to run for the primary. In total, voters in 19 constituencies will select Democratic candidates for the general election.
In some localities there will be primaries for local offices or constitutional officers.
In Norfolk, voters in the city will choose a Commonwealth Attorney. The nominees are Amina Matheny-Willard, Megan C. Zwisohn and Ramin Fatehi.
Hampton voters will choose between Curtis C. Cooper, John A. Perkins and Karen E. Bowden for Sheriff. And Chris O. Snead and Tammy B. Ishmael are running for Hampton Treasurer.
According to the state’s election department, just over 41,000 voters cast their ballots and nearly 40,000 voted early in person for the June 8 Democratic primary. More than 500,000 voters voted in primary 2017, when Governor Ralph Northam and Lieutenant Governor Fairfax won the Democratic nomination.
As of June 3, the total of early votes for the Democratic primary races is 83,750.
What will be on the Republican primary ballot
The Virginia GOP opted for a party-led convention in early May to select its statewide candidates, leaving those races to convention delegates and not primary voters.
Glenn youngkin obtained the Republican nomination for governor. Seductive sears won the party lieutenant governor race and Of the. Jason miyares (Virginia Beach) is the GOP candidate for attorney general.
There is seven House district races on the Republican primary ballot, with only three incumbents contested for the nomination of the party.
As with the Democratic ballot, voters in constituencies that choose a Republican ballot will choose between these candidates. Local GOP races will also be on select ballots across Virginia.
With major Republican contests already settled, it’s unclear how many typical GOP voters will go to the polls on June 8. Only some localities have GOP primary contests, and Republican voters have shown less enthusiasm for early voting than Democrats and have the opportunity to vote. in the Democratic primary races.
Just over 1,600 Republican primary ballots, 738 in person and 869 in the mail, were cast as of June 3. according to figures from the Virginia Department of Elections.
What comes after primary?
Once the polls close on June 8 and the counting process is complete, competitions for governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general will be established.
On November 2, all three statewide races, the 100-seat House of Delegates and local races will be on the ballot for the general election.