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Dual primary Tuesday for state offices

Voters will hit the polls Tuesday to decide who will be their party’s candidates for Virginia’s next governor and lieutenant governor.

The state will hold a dual party primary at normal polling locations from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Virginia election law stipulates that any qualified voter may vote in either political party’s primary. However, no voter may vote in more than one political party’s primary on the same Election Day.

Absentee voting for Tuesday’s primary will be available today and Friday from 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. in local registrars’ offices. Offices will also be open Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Gloucester and from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Mathews, which is the last day to vote in-person absentee.

There are 19 acceptable reasons for voting absentee, including military service, illness, being away from home, pregnancy, a long commute that would keep you from getting to the polls. A full list of qualifying reasons to vote absentee ...

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