GOP to hold primary Tuesday
Polls in the two counties will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m., with Saturday the last day to vote absentee in person.
Wittman, a Montross resident, has held the seat since 2007, when he won a special election to succeed the late Congresswoman Jo Ann Davis of Gloucester.
He will face newcomer Anthony Riedel. Riedel is a Gloucester High School graduate and works as a public relations specialist at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation. He resides in Williamsburg.
According to Gloucester voter registrar Bobbi Morgan, these will be the only two candidates appearing on the ballot. “Virginia law specifically does not allow for write-in votes in primary elections and therefore, no write-in votes will be counted,” Morgan said.
Voters who wish to vote in-person absentee or fill out absentee ballot applications may do so today and Friday during regular business hours in registrars’ offices in Gloucester and Mathews. Voter registrars in both counties will also be open Saturday from 9 a.m.-5 p.m. for those purposes.
Morgan added that some Gloucester voters will be voting in different rooms at their polling locations for the June primary only, as Gloucester County Public Schools are still in session. Signs will be posted outside to direct voters to the new entrances.
For more information about Tuesday’s primary or the Nov. 4 general election, call either the Gloucester registrar’s office at 693-3659 or the Mathews registrar’s office at 725-3200. Information can also be found on the departments’ websites, which can be accessed by visiting www.gloucesterva.info or www.co.mathews.va.us.