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Virginia Voter Guide for the June 21 Primary Election

Today is the 2022 Virginia Primary Elections 🥳

Today, June 21, Virginians will head to the polls to elect the candidates for:

  • United States House of Representatives

  • Local Offices (select locations)

    • Commonwealth's Attorney

    • Member City Council

Read the Voter Guide below to help you make your vote today! We share information on what to expect at your polling station, acceptable IDs to bring and list all the candidates running for office. Read along and share with friends!

Find out more at or call (800) 552-9745 or TTY 711

What to Expect at the Polls:

When you arrive to the polls, an election officers will be there to help:

  • Check in: Say or write your name and address. Show an acceptable ID.

  • Receive and review your ballot: Does it include all contests for your district?

  • Go to the voting booth and cast your ballot:

    • Mark your ballot by filling in all your choices

    • When you’re done, scan your ballot

    • Wait to see the American flag, & you VOTED!

Polls will be open from 6:00 am to 7:00 pm

Find your polling station here:

🚨 Voting Reminder: If the polls close while you are in line, stay in line, you can still vote!

List of acceptable id's

List of Acceptable ID's:

You need to show your ID or sign an ID Confirmation Statement to vote in person in this election.

Acceptable forms of identification include:

  • Voter confirmation documents

  • Virginia DMV-issued driver’s license or ID card

  • United States Passport

  • Student ID issued by a college, university, or high school

  • Tribal enrollment or other tribal ID (valid)

  • Virginia Voter Photo ID card

  • Any current utility bill, bank statement, paycheck, or other government document with your name and address on it.

Meet the Candidates Running:

✅ 2nd Congressional District

Elaine G. Luria - Democratic

Republican Primary:

Andrew G. "Andy" Baan - Republican

Jarome Bell - Republican

Jen A. Kiggans - Republican

L. Tommy Altman III - Republican

✅ 3rd Congressional District

Robert C. "Bobby" Scott - Democratic

Republican Primary:

Ted W. Engquist - Republican

Terry T. Namkung - Republican

✅ 6th Congressional District

No Democratic Candidate

  • No Primary Held

Republican Primary:

Ben L. Cline - Republican

Merritt D. Hale - Republican

✅ 7th Congressional District

Abigail A. Spanberger - Democratic

Republican Primary:

Bryce E. Reeves - Republican

Crystal L. Vanuch - Republican

David L. Ross - Republican

Derrick M. Anderson - Republican

Gina R. Ciarcia - Republican

Yesli I. Vega - Republican

✅ 8th Congressional District

Democratic Primary:

Donald S. Beyer, Jr. - Democratic

Victoria I. Virasingh - Democratic

No Republican Candidate

  • No Primary Held

Here are the rest of the candidates running for U.S. House of Representatives:

The following ran uncontested or held their own primary.

District 1 - No Primary

  • Rob J. Wittman - Republican

District 4 - No Primary
  • A. Donald McEachin - Democratic

District 5 - No Primary
  • Joshua M. Throneburg - Democratic

District 9 - Republican Primary

District 10 - No Primary
  • Jennifer T. Wexton - Democratic

District 11 - No Primary
  • Gerald E. "Gerry" Connolly - Democratic

Local Seats:

How do local election affect us?

Municipal governments for counties, cities, and towns directly affect the daily lives of residents in many ways, including the administration of transportation and school services, local law enforcement and criminal prosecution, and how local tax dollars are spent in the community.

To learn more about the people running in your area, find your sample ballot linked here:

How to Make Your Plan to Vote:

🔸Find your Candidates: Look up the people running in your area and make a list of all the candidates you’re interested in learning more about. Read the above to find the candidates running near you.

🔸Do your Research: By researching the candidates website and social media, you can find out what they believe in and what they plan to do if they win. And be sure to check out their platform/priority page for more.

🔸Make a plan to VOTE: Once you've decided which candidate you want to vote for, make a plan to vote. Pick a date and time that works for you!


Thanks for voting 🗳 🥳 We hope this guide helps you along your voting journey today. Follow us for more on the upcoming General Election this November.

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- Maria Reynoso, Editor in Chief


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