June primary underway

Published 11:16 am Wednesday, May 15, 2019

Charlotte County voters will have an opportunity to cast their ballots 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.

Charlotte County Registrar Nan Lambert said that the candidates up for election are incumbent state senator Frank M. Ruff Jr. and candidate Dale L. Sturdifen.

Residents can vote at their respective voting precincts.

The voting location for residents of District 0101 – County Seat, is at the Municipal Building, 50 George Washington Hwy. in Charlotte Court House.

The voting location for District 0201-Red Oak/Wylliesburg is at Bacon District Fire Department, 2000 Barnesville Hwy. in Wylliesburg.

The voting location for 0302-Drakes Branch  is at Drakes Branch Municipal Building, 4800 Drakes Main St. in Drakes Branch.

The voting location for 0401-Keysville is at Keysville Fire Department, 500 Osborne St. in Keysville.

The voting location for 0501-Cullen/Red House is at White Oak Grove Baptist Church, 2265 Harvey Road in Phenix.

The voting location for 0602-Phenix is at the Municipal Building, 6860 Main St. in Phenix.

The voting location for 0702-Bacon/Saxe is at the Southall Community Building, 6206 Saxkey Road in Saxe.

The Central Absentee Precinct is located at the Charlotte County Registrar’s Office, 420 Thomas Jefferson Hwy., Charlotte Court House.

The last day to register to vote for the primary, or receive an application to register by mail is Monday, May 20, according to Lambert. 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.

Lambert said voters can update their voter registration information during the primary election. They would just need to fill out a form at the precinct location.

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.

Local government seats are also up for elections in November. Election Day is set to be Tuesday, Nov. 5.

Lambert said seats in the Charlotte County Board of Supervisors are up for election. These include the County Seat, Drakes Branch, Cullen/Red House and Bacon/ Saxe districts. Those same district seats are open at the Charlotte County School Board. There are also elections set for the sheriff, commowealth’s attorney, treasurer, commissioner of the revenue and directors for the soil and water conservation district.

The deadline for filing to run for office in the November election is June 11.

To learn more or for questions, contact the registrar’s office at (434) 542-5856.