Prepare for 2019 - Meet the Candidates
The General Election is November 5th.
How House of Delegates Nominees Are Chosen
When we have multiple candidates who have publicly announced they are seeking the Democratic nomination for Virginia's House of Delegates, a nominating committee is formed composed of one representative from each county in the district. They usually meet in January and February to vote on the method, either a caucus or a primary. In cases where we have a Democratic incumbent that person determines the method. The representative for each county is either the county party chair if the chair lives in the district, or else the county chair appoints a representative.
Votes on the four-person committee will be weighted according to the number of Democratic voters in each county in the previous election for the seat.
If the method is a primary, candidates will need to get a required number of signatures ( a state requirement) into the nominating committee by a state established date in order to appear on the ballot. The nominating committee will validate the signatures, and the vote will be in June at your normal polling place. Please let us know if you have any questions at all about the method of nomination. This process can be confusing, and our goal is always to make it as open and transparent as possible.
Register to Vote or Update your Address!
Check your registration to make sure you can vote, or register for the first time! If you are already registered, make sure your address is updated. Turning 18 by Election Day? You can vote too! A government issued ID is required when you head to the polls.
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