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Several local contested races on Tuesday’s ballot

Voters in Gloucester and Mathews will hit the polls Tuesday to cast their ballots for a number of local and state races. Regular polling locations will open at 6 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m. Voters must provide a valid form of photo identification before entering the ballot box.

Those who are voting absentee have until 7 p.m. Tuesday to return their completed absentee ballot. The last day to vote in-person absentee at the voter registrar’s office is Saturday from 9 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Gloucester and 8 a.m. until 5 p.m. in Mathews.

In Gloucester

Gloucester voters will be faced with a number of contested races as well as some candidates that are running for reelection unopposed.

Contested races in Gloucester include two school board seats, the sheriff’s position and clerk of court. At-large school board member Kevin Smith is being challenged by William “Jarret” Lee, while newcomers Robin Rice and Ken Larson are challenging each other for the Ware distric...

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