Absentee voting begins in Virginia


It was only a few months ago when newly elected leaders were sworn into their roles. Now, Fairfax County is gearing up for another round of elections.

Friday marked the first day of absentee ballot voting for the upcoming Democratic Primary elections. The primary elections for Fairfax County has a slew of races going on everywhere from State Senate races, State Delegates, Commonwealth attorney, Chairman of the Board of Supervisors, and a few of the Fairfax County Board of Supervisor seats. Fairfax County Electoral Board officials say this is one of the biggest primary tickets they’ve had in a while. 

“I think everybody is surpised by the number of candidates as I say when you have 33 running in a primary. There are 4 candidates running on the Democratic Primary for the Chairman of the Board of Supervisors and some magisterials, there are 5 running for District Supervisor,” said Kate Hanley, Secretary of the Electoral Board. 

June 8th is the final day to vote absentee in person, and June 11th will be the Primary Election Day for all voters throughout Virginia. Republicans in Fairfax County don’t have any primaries. Republican officials will be meeting to select their nominees in certain races. 

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