Early voting begins on Saturday for Democratic Primary

The Democratic Primary is on June 20 but community members who want to go ahead and vote can do so beginning this Friday. 

“Early voting will take place in the Office of Voter Registration during regular business hours, 8:30am to 4:30pm, Monday through Friday,” reads a press release sent out this morning by the Charlottesville Office of Voter Registration and Elections. 

Voting in Charlottesville takes place in the City Hall annex at 120 7th Street NE. The registrar’s office will be open on two Saturdays for early voting on June 10 and June 17. Anyone who wants a mail ballot has until June 9 to request one. 

Early voting in Albemarle will take place at the 5th Street County Office Building. 

This primary is busier than in most years with four contested races. In Charlottesville, there are five candidates seeking three Democratic nominations with two incumbents in the race. 

On May 10 at 7 p.m, I will be co-hosting a candidate forum with the Free Enterprise Forum with all five candidates at the Hillsdale Conference Center Ballroom, 550 Hillsdale Drive, Charlottesville, VA 22901.  That’s on the Route 7 Charlottesville Area Transit route. You can also watch at home on Zoom

“Candidates will explore their vision for the city including their views on the zoning ordinance rewrite, affordable housing, public safety, equity issues, organizational issues, and economic development,” reads the press release that Neil Williamson wrote. 

Know of any other forums? Let me know and I’ll list them!

There are also competitive primaries for the new House District 54 and the new House District 55 as well as new Senate District 11. For anything I’ve written about those races, check out the Elections Virginia tag on Information Charlottesville

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