Tuesday is Primary Day in Virginia. Do you plan to vote?

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RICHMOND, Va. (WTVR) – The polls will open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m Tuesday as Virginia voters select the candidates they want to be on the ballot for the November election.

In addition to several House of Delegates races [click here for details],  Virginia voters will also determine which Democrats will win the nomination for Lieutenant Governor and Attorney General. Those candidates will join gubernatorial candidate’s Terry McAuliffe ticket.Republicans chose their ticket at a convention in Richmond last month.

Earlier this month CBS 6 political reporter Joe St. George profiled some of the Democrats who are statewide candidates appearing on Tuesday’s ballot.

In the Lieutenant Governor primary race, Aneesh Chopra – a former technology advisor to President Obama – is running against current State Senator Ralph Northam. The winner will face Republican nominee EW Jackson.

In the race for Attorney General, State Senator Mark Herring is battling political newcomer Justin Fairfax for the Democratic nomination. The winner will face Republican nominee Mark Obenshain.

While photo identification is not is required to vote on Tuesday, some form of identification is required.

Acceptable forms of ID include:

  • Virginia voter registration card
  • Valid Virginia driver's license
  • Military ID
  • Any Federal, Virginia state or local government-issued ID
  • Employer issued photo ID card
  • Concealed handgun permit
  • Valid student ID issued by any institution of higher education located in the Commonwealth of Virginia
  • Current utility bill, bank statement, government check or paycheck indicating the name and address of the voter
  • Social Security card

Voters who do not bring acceptable ID can vote on a provisional ballot.

For more information on the candidates and poilling places, visit the State Board of Elections website.


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