HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Elections look a little different in the summer of 2020 than they have in previous years. Concerns about community spread of COVID-19 forced the push back of elections in May and June, and Virginia officials are asking people to vote absentee as often as possible.
The Democratic and Republican primary elections for the U.S. Senate and the U.S. House of Representatives will take place in June.
10 On Your Side is Your Local Election Headquarters. We have put together a comprehensive how-to guide for voters that includes information on polling locations, casting absentee ballots, and registering to vote.
- When? Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jun. 23.
- Where? You can find your polling place on the Virginia Department of Elections’ website.
- What should I bring? Photo identification is required to vote. Find a full list of accepted IDs here.
- How can I stay safe? The Virginia Department of Health encourages voters to wear a face mask, wash their hands before and after voting, stay six feet away from each other and not touch their face or mask.
WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW
In Virginia, polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Voters in line at 7 p.m. will be able to vote. Residents who choose to vote in-person can visit the Virginia Department of Elections website to access their polling location. Residents must vote at the polling location assigned to their address.
Voters do not need to bring proof of registration, but must bring a photo ID. Find a list of acceptable photo IDs on the Virginia Department of Election’s website.
Voters who go to a polling place without a photo ID can cast a provisional ballot. They will be required to submit a copy of a valid ID by noon on Friday after the election is held.
General Registrar location information can be found online.
WHO’S ON THE BALLOT IN VIRGINIA?
10 On Your Side compiled a list of candidates profiles for the June 23 primary. Reporter Kara Dixon also conducted candid interviews with the candidates, which you can watch at this link.
House of Representatives – District 1
House of Representatives – District 2
House of Representatives – District 3
House of Representatives – District 4
REGISTERING TO VOTE
The deadline to register to vote in the primary was Tuesday, May 26. Residents can check their voter registration or register to vote online.
- View upcoming elections
- View candidates in upcoming elections
- Register to vote
- Locate your polling place
- Learn about in-person voting
- Request an absentee ballot
- Learn about accessible voting
- Apply for a voter photo ID
- Find your local voter registration office
- File a complaint with the Virginia Department of Elections
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