Primary day has arrived
It is primary day in Virginia and voters across the Commonwealth will held to the polls to cast their ballots to pick the Democratic nominees for Governor and Lt. Governor. In addition to the statewide votes, there will be a number of local primaries to pick candidates in races for seats in the House of Delegates. (In fact here in the Richmond area there are even a few Republican primaries for that purpose).
The City of Richmond will also pick a Democratic nominee for Sheriff. That nominee will essentially be the winner because no Republican opposition has emerged.
If you aren’t sure where you vote or if you are even registered the State Board of Elections has set up a very handy database that can quickly give you that information. Click here to be directed to that site.
Here are some quick things to keep in mind.
*The polls already opened at 6am, they close tonight at 7pm.
*You must already be registered to participate.
*If you are registered, you DO NOT need to identify yourself as a Democrat to participate. Virginia does not recognize party affiliations for individual voters, therefore the primary is open to everyone.
Tonight I will be reporting from our NBC12 studios in Richmond, and we will scroll the latest returns on the air as they become available. We will also have updates on our main website nbc12.com.
I will also update Decision Virginia with any new information as it becomes available.