Virginia primary elections begin tomorrow

In Roanoke, there are two separate elections taking place

There are two primaries in Roanoke tomorrow. Here are some reminders before you head to the polls.

ROANOKE, Va. – Voters have the chance to hit the polls for the Virginia primaries Tuesday, and we have some helpful information to keep in mind before you go.

Polling places will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m Tuesday, June 21.

In Roanoke, we have two different elections taking place:

  1. Ben Cline (R) and Merritt Hale (R) will be on the ballot for the Republican seat in the sixth district.
  2. Vivian Sanchez-Jones (D), Peter Volosin (D), Terry McGuire (D), and Joe Cobb are vying for the three spots in the Democratic City Council primary.

Voters need to be aware that these races are on two separate ballots, and they will only be able to vote in one election.

“The very unusual dynamic of this election is it is a dual party primary election, so we do have both parties, which means there are two separate ballots,” Director of Elections and General Registrar Andrew Cochran said. “These are two simultaneous elections. Voters will be asked in which party’s primary they wish to vote.”

For a map about which voting precinct you are in click here.

For election details and voter counts, follow the links below:


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Abbie is a multimedia journalist finishing up her senior year at Virginia Tech. You can watch her report on weekday evenings.