Voter’s Guide: June 21 Virginia Primary


PORTSMOUTH, Va. (WAVY) – Virginia is holding primary elections on Tuesday, June 21. Voters will go to the polls to select their party’s candidate for the November general election. Parties whose constituencies have unopposed candidates will not have primaries in those constituencies.

Voting in person

If you vote in person on election day, polling places are open in Virginia from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Find your polling place at this link.

Before going to the polls, make sure you have an accepted form of identification. Some examples include a Virginia driver’s license, a Virginia DMV-issued ID, or a valid US passport. See the full list here.

Absent from the vote

Mail-in ballots must be postmarked no later than June 21 and received by the local Registrar’s office by noon June 24. Voters can also drop off absentee ballots at designated locations in their locality.

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What’s on the ballot

Virginia District 2

The race for Virginia’s 2nd congressional district will be crucial in Hampton Roads. Four candidates are on the Republican ballot in Tuesday’s primary. The highest profile candidate is State Sen. Jen Kiggins (Virginia Beach.) Kiggins edged out her competitors by a wide margin.

The other candidates are Tommy Altman, Andy Baan and Jarome Bell. The Democratic incumbent for the reconfigured District 2 is Representative Elaine Luria. Since she is running unopposed, there is no Democratic primary.

Virginia District 3

There is only one other congressional race in the Hampton Roads area on Tuesday, for the Republican nomination in the 3rd District. Republicans Theodore Engquist and Terry Namkung are in the running to face incumbent Democratic Rep. Robert “Bobby” Scott, who is running unopposed.

Voting in Tuesday’s primary is open to all registered voters.

There are no primaries in races in Virginia’s 1st and 4th districts.

See a complete list of candidates, statewide, on the Virginia Department of Elections website.


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