Voters in Albemarle’s “Small Sliver” within Virginia’s new 7th Congressional District went to the polls Tuesday in the Republican primary. Eight people in all voted in the six way race and half selected Derrick Anderson, the candidate who came in second-place overall.
There were two votes for State Senator Bryce Reeves who came in third and two votes for the winner. Yesli Vega received 10,878 votes and will face incumbent Democrat Abigail Spanberger in November.
Albemarle County is otherwise entirely within the new Fifth District.
And how much did this cost the county?
“$5,020.18 which includes staff overtime, precinct staffing, ballots, noticing, and day-of expenses,” wrote in Emily Kilroy, the county’s director of community and public engagement in response in a question about the cost.
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