Special Election for 33rd Senate Seat – January 31

Per yesterday’s primary results, the official candidates for the 33rd District Senate seat are:

Mick Staton (R) Sugarland Run Supervisor and Dick Black’s son-in-law
Mark Herring (D) Former Leesburg Supervisor.

A candidate forum sponsored by the League of Women Voters is scheduled for Monday, January 23rd, probably at the Cascades Senior Center. Look for the announcement within the next day or so.

This is a very short time frame, so please do all you can in the next 14 days to help the candidate of your choice. Your involvement will absolutely make a difference.

Loudoun County news release:

A special election will be held in Loudoun County on Tuesday, January 31, 2006, to fill the vacancy in the Virginia State Senate from the 33rd State Senatorial District.

The Constitution of Virginia requires that voters be registered in the precinct in which they live in order to be qualified to vote. In order to be eligible to vote in the 33rd Senatorial District Special Election, you must be registered to vote by 5:00 p.m. on Tuesday, January 24, 2006.

Thursday, January 26, 2006, is the last day that qualified applicants can submit an application to vote an absentee ballot by mail for this election. Saturday, January 28, 2006, is the last day that qualified applicants may vote an absentee ballot in person for this election.

The Office of the Registrar at 26-C Fairfax Street, S.E. in Leesburg will be open on Saturday, January 28, 2006, from 8:30 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. for the convenience of registered voters who need to vote by absentee ballot for this election.

More information about the election, including a list of precincts in the 33rd Senatorial District and a link to polling places may be found on the Loudoun County government website.

If you’re not sure which election district or precinct you live in, check your voter registration card, call 703-777-0380 or go to the Virginia State Board of Elections website.

Polls will be open from 6:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. for the election.

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