Primary elections coming Tuesday

Published 7:49 pm Thursday, June 18, 2020

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By Rachel Wartian


Primary elections are coming to Virginia on Tuesday, June 23. Voting locations will be open for the Democratic and Republican primaries.

Two voting locations have changed in the region. In Franklin, precinct six will not be voting at St. Jude Catholic Church, but at Franklin Congregational Christian, 412 N. High St. In Isle of Wight County, voting will not be at Good Shepherd Catholic Church. The Cypress Creek voters will be temporarily relocating to vote at the Smithfield Center, 220 N. Church St.

Voting hours will be from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. across the commonwealth.

Precautions will be in place and encouraged during voting. The polling locations encourage voters to wear masks and keep proper social distancing. The locations will provide masks, face shields, gloves and disposable pens. Wipes and sanitizing spray will be in use after every voter. Signs will be posted informing voters on what to do.

Democrats running in this primary for U.S. House of Representatives for District 4 are A. Donald McEachin and R. Cazel Levine. In District 3, Rep. Bobby Scott is unopposed in his bid for the Democratic ticket, so no primary will be held.

The Republicans running for Senate are Daniel M. Gade, Thomas A. Speciale II and Alissa A. Baldwin.

The Republicans for the U.S. House of Representatives in District 3 are J.H. Madison Downs, John W. Collick Jr. and George M. Yacus. The District 4 Republican candidate was chosen with a non-primary method.

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RACHEL WARTIAN is a staff writer at The Suffolk News-Herald. Contact her