NORFOLK, Va. - The race is on and time is running out. On Tuesday, voters willchoose which democratic candidate will be in the running forVirginia's top spot come November.
Registrars across Virginia are seeing light voter turnout inTuesday's primaries.
Election and party officials believe less than 5 percent of thestate's 5 million registered voters will take part.
Voters are choosing Democratic nominees for governor andlieutenant governor, as well as nominees in a dozen House ofDelegates races.
State Board of Elections Secretary Nancy Rodrigues says turnoutappears to be very low. As of 8 a.m., some precincts hadn't evenseen any voters. She also said the largest precinct in FaquierCounty with more than 4,400 voters had only had 14 votes cast.
The question for voters this Tuesday: Can you tell thedifference between Brian Moran, State Senator Creigh Deeds andTerry McAuliffe?
"I will get that transportation deal done," said Moran.
"I'm the candidate who will get transportation solved nextyear," said Deeds.
"First thing, we're gonna get the third crossing done so wearen't stuck in traffic," said McAuliffe.
The candidates all promise bipartisanship and to create greenjobs. With so many overlaps, WAVY.com pressed each on how he isdifferent.
Moran says his platform makes him stand out. "My message is thatI've had a strong record of standing up for Virginia families,"said Moran.
Senator Deeds says he's the only candidate to ever run astatewide election. "I'm the best candidate who can best leadVirginia in the mold of Mark Warner and Tim Kaine," said Deeds.
Terry McAuliffe sees Deeds' loss to Bob McDonnell for AttorneyGeneral in 2005 as a weakness, and claims he's different.
"We need someone who can beat Bob McDonnell," saidMcAuliffe.
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m on Tuesday.
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A company has been hired to complete the repairs to the Herbert C. Bonner Bridge on the Outer Banks, but how long those repairs will take remains unknown.
Drivers traveling between Hatteras Island and the mainland were forced to use an emergency ferry Wednesday, following the sudden closure of the Bonner Bridge Tuesday.
State officials say construction on a new Bonner Bridge has been delayed for years because of a legal battle with an environmental group.