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Voting In Virginia Primaries Today

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They may not be at the top of everyone's to-do list for summer activities, but Virginia primaries for a number of General Assembly and local offices are taking place today. This year's primaries were scheduled later than normal due to redistricting, an many voters may find they need to familiarize themselves with their new district boundaries.

The two major parties have already chosen candidates for most General Assembly districts, but 16 primaries are being held to select the rest. Both Democrats and Republicans will choose nominees for House and Senate seats in Northern Virginia, and House seats in Tidewater.

State Board of Elections Secretary Donald Palmer says voters need to be aware that they could be in new districts thanks to reapportionment.

"Sometimes that means that the legislator that you voted for in the last couple of elections may not actually be on your ballot," he says. "This is just something that occurs every 10 years. We encourage voters to educate themselves on who's going to be on their ballot by coming to our website and looking at their sample ballot online."

An array of local primaries are also taking place for sheriff, commonwealth's attorney, and boards of supervisors.

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