Stories tagged: "Virginia Elections"

FILE - In this Nov. 3, 2020, file photo voters cast their ballots under a giant mural at Robious Elementary school on Election Day, in Midlothian, Va. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, File)
Virginia Election Officials Change Process for Removing Dead People from Voter Rolls

The Virginia Department of Elections says it has “streamlined” the process of removing dead voters from the rolls by allowing local registrars to use obituaries to confirm deaths and creating a form meant to make it easier for family members to notify election offices after a death.

Virginia Department of Elections ‘Inadvertently’ Shared Registered Voter List

The Virginia Department of Elections disclosed last week that over a month ago it “inadvertently” shared the state's registered voter list, which contains personal identifying information, with an unnamed individual.

A post-2022 midterm election survey found voters “had an overwhelmingly positive experience at the polls,” the report says, with over 88% of respondents saying they were confident their votes would be counted accurately. (Parker Michels-Boyce / For the Virginia Mercury)
Virginia saw more than 25,000 ballots cast via same-day registration in law’s first year

More than 25,000 Virginians tried to cast a ballot in the 2022 midterm elections under same-day registration rules, a new process that had the most impact in college towns, according to statewide data obtained by The Virginia Mercury.

FILE - Virginia Del. Lamont Bagby, D-Richmond, speaks during the House session at the Capitol, Feb. 1, 2022, in Richmond, Va. Bagby has defeated two opponents in a firehouse primary to advance to a March special general election for the blue-leaning, Richmond-based 9th Senate District of Virginia. He will face GOP nominee Stephen Imholt. The 9th District seat in the 40-member, Democrat-controlled state Senate is open due to Democratic Sen. Jennifer McClellan’s election to the U.S. House of Representatives last week. (AP Photo/Steve Helber, file)
Candidates Set For March Special Election To Fill McClellan’s Richmond-Based Seat

After a Sunday firehouse primary and canvass, two candidates will face off against each other to replace US Rep.-elect Jennifer McClellan’s seat in the Virginia state Senate. After Sunday’s primary, the candidates are set for a March 28 special election in Virginia’s 9th Senate District: Del. Lamont Bagby will face off against Republican Stephen Imholt....

Candidates for Senate District 9 Special Election to be Selected on Sunday

On Sunday, Virginia Democrats are holding a “firehouse primary” to select a candidate to run in the March 28 special election in Virginia’s 9th Senate District to replace US Rep.-elect Jennifer McClellan. Republicans will also select their nominee on Feb. 26 via an in-person canvass.

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The Women Running (for) Virginia: Nancy Guy

​​While her opponent was dressing up like a clown, defending the Jan. 6 rioters, and torching signs with a flamethrower, Del. Nancy Guy was “doing her damn job.”

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‘Our Very Democracy on the Line’: Women Leaders Across Virginia Share a Powerful Message

A group of current and former lawmakers, leaders, and even songwriters met recently to talk about the importance of getting out to vote in Virginia’s elections.