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Vote Today in Virginia's Democratic Primary!

June 11th, 2013 (12:06 pm)

LATE-NIGHT UPDATE: With nearly 99% of precincts reporting:

  • Ralph Northam has won 54.3% of the vote and is the Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor.

  • Mark Herring has won 51.6% of the vote and is the Democratic candidate for Attorney General.

For details on the election results and links to results for all precincts statewide, see http://electionresults.virginia.gov/resultsSW.aspx?type=SWR&map=CTY

Now let's get these two elected in November!


Have you voted today?

If you live in Virginia and you're a Democrat, please remember there's a Democratic Primary today, Tuesday, June 11, for Virginia's Lieutenant Governor (Ralph Northam or Aneesh Chopra) and Attorney General (Mark Herring or Justin Fairfax). All four are great candidates, but that doesn't make the outcome any less important. I've linked their names to their campaign sites, if you want to review their backgrounds and views. Some districts have candidates running in other races, as well.

There is no Republican Primary in Alexandria, though other jurisdictions might have one.

Polls are open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. throughout the state. Here in Alexandria, vote at your regular precinct polling place, with one exception: If you normally vote at Chinquapin Rec Center, you'll vote today at the First Baptist Church at 2932 King Street, due to renovation work at the rec center.

I went to the polls myself, at prime rush-hour voting time, and a grant total of 50 people had voted so far at my highly active, unusually politically savvy George Washington Middle School precinct. And that was higher than expected. So you can imagine how sparse voter turnout must be at other precincts. The registrars are bored and lonely. If you live in Virginia and are a Democrat, go to your regular polling place and VOTE in today's Democratic primary!

For more information, including sample ballots, see the Alexandria Board of Elections page on the city government website, or the Virginia Board of Elections site.