June primary underway

Published 9:18 am Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Lunenburg County voters will have the chance to cast their ballot for the Republican Party’s choice for the 15 District Senate seat.

The primary election is set for Tuesday, June 11.

Primary elections are meant to narrow the choices for a particular elected position or political party prior to the November election.

Lunenburg County Registrar Carolyn Parsons said that the candidates up for election are incumbent state senator Frank M. Ruff Jr. and candidate Dale L. Sturdifen.

Parsons said residents can vote at their respective voting precincts. These include:

The Victoria Fire & Rescue building, 1421 Main St. for the Plymouth District; Kenbridge Town Hall, 511 E. Fifth St. for the Brown’s Store District;

Rosebud Baptist Church at 249 Gigg Road and Flat Rock Baptist Church at 2993 Brickland Road for the Beavers Creek District;

Arrowhead Gun Club at 834 Arrowhead Road and Pleansant Grove Tussekiah Baptist Church at 3514 Crymes Road for the Rehoboth District;

Bethlehem RZUA Church at 2455 Reedy Creek Road and People’s Community Center at 1021 Tidewater Ave. for Love’s Mill District;

Kenbridge Rescue building at 915 E. Fifth St. for Hounds Creek District;

Meherrin Fire & Rescue at 64 Moores Ordinary Road and Victoria Public Library at 1417 Seventh St. at Meherrin River District.

The last day to register to vote for the primary, or receive an application to register by mail is Monday, May 20, according to Parsons. Tuesday, June 4, is the last day to apply for an absentee ballot by mail. Saturday, June 8, is the last day for in-person absentee voting.

According to Parsons, Virginia law requires voters to show an acceptable photo ID when voting in person. Voters without a photo ID can receive a free Virginia voter photo ID from any local voter registration office.

Residents will also have the opportunity to vote during the November election. Parsons said the Board of Supervisors seats up for election include the Brown’s Store District, Rehoboth District, Love’s Mill District and Hound’s Creek District.

The Brown’s Store District, Rehoboth District, Love’s Mill District and Hound’s Creek District school board seats will also be up for election.

Constitutional officers including the sheriff, treasurer, commissioner of the revenue and commonwealth’s attorney are up for election.

The last day to file to run for the November election is Tuesday, June 11.

To learn more about registering to vote or filing candidacy to run for office, call the Registrar’s Office at (434) 696-3071.