What’s on the ballot Nov. 6?
Published 10:47 am Wednesday, October 31, 2018
The mid-term congressional election is on Tuesday, Nov. 6. Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Tuesday, Oct. 30 was the final day to vote absentee by mail, but voters eligible to cast an absentee ballot may still do so in-person at their local registrar’s office until Saturday, Nov. 3.
The City of Franklin’s Voter Registrar’s Office will remain open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Saturday, for in-person absentee voting. Southampton County’s Registrar’s Office will remain open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday, and from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on Saturday. Isle of Wight County’s Registrar’s Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays, and from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday.
Carrsville voters in Isle of Wight County are reminded that the new polling location for the village is the Carrsville Community Center, located at 5336 Carrsville Highway.
Throughout Western Tidewater, voters will be asked to select one of the following candidates for United States Senate: Corey A. Stewart, Republican; Timothy M. Kaine, Democrat; Matt J. Waters, Libertarian; or a write-in.
In the city of Franklin and Isle of Wight County, voters will also be asked to select one of the following candidates for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Third District: Robert C. “Bobby” Scott, Democrat, or a write-in. In Southampton County, voters will be asked to select one of the following candidates for a member of the U.S. House of Representatives, Fourth District: Ryan A. McAdams, Republican; A. Donald McEachin, Democrat; Peter J. “Pete” Wells, Libertarian; or a write-in.
Southampton County voters will also be asked to select one of the following for Southampton County treasurer: Cynthia Jarratt Edwards, Rhonda Vinson Griffin or a write-in.
Windsor voters will be asked to choose a new mayor for the town, and select three of six candidates for Town Council. On the ballot for mayor is Glyn T. Willis IV, who is running unopposed. On the ballot for council are incumbents Patty Flemming and Tony Ambrose, and challengers George L. Stubbs, Kelly G. Blankenship, J. Randy Carr and Carl J. “Jim” Laule Jr. Write-in votes are also an option for both the mayoral and council race.
Also on the ballot this year are two proposed state constitutional amendments. The first asks, “Should a county, city or town be authorized to provide a partial tax exemption for real property that is subject to recurrent flooding, if flooding resiliency improvements have been made on the property? Yes or no.”
The second asks, “Shall the real property tax exemption for a primary residence that is currently provided to the surviving spouses of veterans who had a 100 percent service-connected, permanent disability be amended to allow the surviving spouse to move to a different primary residence and still claim the exemption. Yes or no.”
Editor’s Note: A previous version of this story appeared in the Wednesday, Oct. 30 edition of The Tidewater News, which had not listed the Republican and Libertarian candidates for the Fourth District.