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Voting underway in party primary

Early voting began Friday in Virginia’s Democratic primary, with five candidates vying to represent the party in November’s gubernatorial election.

Also on the ballot is a field of six candidates running for the party’s endorsement for lieutenant governor, as well as two candidates for attorney general.

While the date of the Democratic Party primary is Tuesday, June 8, early in-person voting is being held at registrar’s offices across the commonwealth beginning 45 days before that date and ending the Saturday before Election Day.

The five Democratic candidates for governor are former Gov. Terry McAuliffe; state Sen. Jennifer McClellan, former Del. Jennifer Carroll Foy, Del. Lee Carter and Virginia’s current Lt. Gov. Justin Fairfax.

The six Democrats on the ballot to succeed Fairfax are Del. Hala S. Ayala, Del. Sam Rasoul, Norfolk city councilwoman Andria McClellan, Del. Elizabeth Guzman (who has since withdrawn her candidacy), Fairfax County NAACP president Sean Perryman, ...

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