The ongoing primary Virginia elections would decide the fate of state legislature and local candidates in their advancement to the November 5 general elections in the state. The scheduled time of polling has been set in between 6:00 am to 7:00 pm today.
Virginian voters will get the advantage of voting in either Democratic or Republican primary, provided they are registered and present with proper photo identifications. November’s general elections will include all of Virginia’s Senate and House of Delegates seats for voting purposes.
The long criticism of leaders and candidates by their opponents, to have an upper hand in the primary Virginia elections, would eventually end today. Post the elections the benefiters would get to participate in the general elections.
Many competitors have been racing for the Senate seats in Virginia. Some have criticized senate minority leader Dick Saslaw, who has been facing his first primary challenge in the elections, on various stances of out raising his opponents to get support for special interests, including medicaid expansion.
Another candidate, Karen Elena Torrent became the subject of criticism for not being able to include significant fundraising for the primary Virginia elections. Barbara Favola and Nicole Merlene have been the two youngest active senators in the US, fighting for the 31st Virginia Senate District, which includes a few parts of Arlington, Fairfax and Loudoun counties.
Many of the candidates in Fairfax County have placed their names for the post of Chairman in the Board of Supervisors’ list. Except for the current Chairman, who is not seeking for re-elections, the other Democratic candidates are Lee District Supervisor Jeff McKay, real estate developer Tim Chapman, Fairfax County School Board member Ryan McElveen and Georgetown Law professor Alicia Pierhoples.
Fairfax County voters will determine the Democratic candidates for the Board of Supervisors, while the Republican Party candidates will be selected through other means.
For Commonwealth’s attorneys, multiple candidates from Fairfax, Arlington, and Prince William counties are available. Fairfax County’s prosecutor Ray Morrogh is to face Steve Descano, and Arlington County’s prosecutor Theo Stamos will face Parisa Dehghani-Tafti. Prince William’s prosecutor Paul Ebert is retiring. Tracey Lenox and Amy Ashworth have been running for the Democratic nomination.
People have high expectations from primary Virginia elections that are going on in the state as they prepared themselves to vote for their respective candidates. In the wake of the existing racial discriminations and legal battles over abortion ban bill in Virginia, the elections and its outcome would definitely leave an impact on the candidates, with calls of change that would make a big difference in the state’s history.