Don’t forget to vote

Published 9:40 am Monday, November 7, 2016

Election Day is on Tuesday, Nov. 8. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

First, a reminder that all Virginia registrars offices will be open today, Nov. 5 for absentee voting.

For the Commonwealth, Virginians will be asked to vote on two proposed amendments to the state constitution. The first asks “Should Article I of the Constitution of Virginia be amended to prohibit any agreement or combination between an employer and a labor union or labor organization whereby (i) nonmembers of the union or organization are denied the right to work for the employer, (ii) membership to the union or organization is made a condition of employment or continuation of employment by such employer, or (iii) the union or organization acquires an employment monopoly in any such enterprise.”

The second proposal: “Shall the Constitution of Virginia be amended to allow the General Assembly to provide an option to the localities to exempt from taxation the real property of the surviving spouse of any law-enforcement officer, firefighter, search and rescue personnel, or emergency medical services personnel who was killed in the line of duty, where the surviving spouse occupies the real property as his or her principal place of residence and has not remarried?”

In Windsor, three incumbents are on the ballot for town council: Durwood V. Scott, J. Clinton Bryant and Greg Willis, whose terms expire on Dec. 31 this year. A challenger is Walter E. Bernacki.

Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, a Democrat, and M.L. “Marty” Williams, a Republican, are on the ballto for the 3rd District of the House of Representatives.

In the presidential race, Republican candidate Donald J. Trump faces off against Democrats’ Hillary Clinton. Their vice presidents would be Michael R. Pence and Tim Kaine, respectively. The Libertarian Party candidates are Gary Johnson or Bill Weld. Green Party candidates are Jill Stein for president and Ajamu Baraka, vice president. The Independent Party candidates are Evan McMullin for president and Nathan Johnson, vice president.