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Polls open across Virginia for Tuesday’s dual party primary

Polls across the state will open Tuesday for a dual party primary.

Republicans will have an opportunity to vote for their candidate for U.S. Senate to run against Democratic incumbent Tim Kaine in the November general election. Meanwhile, Democrats will choose from three candidates to run against Republican incumbent Rob Wittman, who represents the First Congressional District in the U.S. House of Representatives.

Polls in both counties will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. and local voter registrars encourage voters to bring a photo ID in order to cast their ballots. Also, voters must choose whether they wish to participate in the Republican Primary or the Democratic Primary, as Virginia statute prohibits voters from participating in both parties’ primaries on the same election day.

In-person absentee voting will be available through Saturday, with special Saturday hours at local voter registrar offices from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Gloucester and 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. in Mathews...

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