Voters will find federal candidates, state issues on ballot

Voters will find federal candidates, state issues on ballot

Orange County citizens gather in July for a downtown voter registration block party and to discuss the importance of voting in the Nov. 3 election. Editor’s note: the voting information section that appeared in print at the end of the article was incorrect. No photo ID is required for voting this year. An election that’s already underway will culminate next Tuesday when thousands of voters head to Orange County’s 10 polling places across its five magisterial districts. Orange County residents will vote for the president, a U.S. Senator and a 7th District Congressional Representative while also answering “yes” or “no” on two constitutional amendments. Meanwhile, Town of Gordonsville residents will choose their mayor and two town council representatives. There are no countywide seats, nor issues, on next week’s ballot. Early voting and polling place safety protocols Even before polls open next Tuesday, Nov. 3, at 6 a.m., thousands of Orange County citizens already will have voted, according to Orange County Registrar Donna Harpold. Last Friday afternoon, 4,195 citizens had voted early, a figure she expected to eclipse 5,000 by the time early, in-person voting ends Saturday, Oct. 31. She said slightly more than 2,500 mail ballots have been returned and about another 1,100 are outstanding. With 26,752 registered voters, Orange County’s turnout is already at 25%, she noted. When polls open next Tuesday, she said each of the county’s 10 voting precincts will follow recommended guidelines from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. “Voting stations will be sanitized […]

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