Virginia Voter Guide: What to know before you head to the polls

Virginia Voter Guide: What to know before you head to the polls

VIRGINIA, USA — Early voting has been in full effect in Virginia since Sept. 17, ahead of the Nov. 2 general election, which will decide the offices of governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, house of delegates and several local offices in the state. Early voting lasts until the Saturday before election day, Oct. 30. Any voter wishing to cast their ballot early will have to visit their local registrar’s office. Anyone voting early should be aware that they do not have to have a reason or fill out an application to vote early, however, they must provide a name, address, and show an acceptable form of ID or, alternatively, sign an ID Confirmation Statement. According to the Virginia Department of Elections, accessible equipment and curbside voting are also available for those who need it. Here’s a guide to all candidates on the ballot: Terry McAuliffe (D) Terry McAuliffe earned his bachelor’s degree from Catholic University and his Juris Doctor from Georgetown Law School. He worked as a businessman, political adviser for the Democratic Party and former Chairman of the Democratic National Committee, serving from 2001 to 2005. He served as co-chairman of President Bill Clinton’s 1996 re-election campaign and chairman of Hillary Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign. McAuliffe previously served as Governor of Virginia from 2014 to 2018. He succeeded Gov. Bob McDonnell (R). Glenn Youngkin ( R) Glenn Youngkin earned a bachelor’s degree from Rice University in 1990 and a graduate degree from Harvard Business School in 1994. He […]

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