Letter: Take time to study the candidates
Primaries are notoriously underrated as serious elections.
Tuesday, Aug. 23 will be a very important election, especially for the people of the 98th District (spanning Gloucester, Mathews, Middlesex, King and Queen, King William and Essex counties) because it may determine our next Virginia House Delegate.
To help people become informed voters, a public Delegate Candidate Forum at the Gloucester Colonial Courthouse will take place this Tuesday at 7 p.m. Please attend and bring as many people with you as you can.
The Delegate candidates will be there to give you the reason why they want to be your Delegate. You will have an opportunity to ask questions about what is important to you as a House Delegate.
Please note, Gloucester has recently undergone a redistricting and you may have a new voting place. Your correct polling place will arrive in the mail to you in August on your new voter registration card.
Finally, if you are going to be on vacation on Aug. 23, please fill out an absentee ballot and get it to the County Registrar’s office no later than 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 1. You may also become a registered voter for this primary if you get your application in by Aug. 1.
Delegate Harvey Morgan served the 98th District honorably for 30 years. Please be very careful and intentional about who you cast your vote for on Aug. 23. Voting is your right and privilege that came by the sacrifice of many. Please do not let it go in vain.