ELECTION 2018

At a State Board of Elections meeting Monday, Chris Piper, commissioner of the Department of Elections said this year’s midterm elections had “unprecedented” turnout and went “relatively smooth.”“We had a strong day,” Piper told the Board of Elections on Monday. “It was a huge turnout for a midterm election.”Early...
When Emily McClure relocated to Virginia from Alabama, she was excited to vote in a state she considered purple."I feel like my vote would matter more here," she said. "I was excited to go to the polls and have my voice heard a little bit."McClure found someone to watch...
Midterms are over for Virginia voters, but there will be at least one more election before the end of the year for some.With Republican Del. Ben Cline's win in the 6th Congressional District and state Sen. Jennifer Wexton's win in the 10th, there are openings in the General Assembly,...
Virginia Democrats’ continued post-Trump electoral gains suggest Republicans face an uphill battle in next year’s General Assembly races as they campaign to maintain their razor-thin majorities in the state House and Senate.For two years running, Democrats’ top-of-the-ticket statewide candidates — Gov. Ralph Northam in 2017 and Sen. Tim Kaine...
After a day of mishaps that slowed voters down by hours in Chesterfield County, a court order that was supposed to extend polling hours wasn't carried out, Republicans say."Election officials refused to let voters in despite a judge’s injunction," a post on the Chesterfield County Republican Committee's Facebook said...
Virginians voted to pass two constitutional amendments related to property tax relief in this year's election, a decision that will affect the whole state.But there were also some notable local ballot measures that asked voters to decide on funding for traffic improvements in some of Northern Virginia's fastest-growing areas...
A surge of Democratic voters knocked three Republican congressional incumbents out of office Tuesday night, but their victories in two of the races were narrow as Republicans saw their own boost in turnout.An urban-rural divideAs expected, Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine crushed Republican challenger Corey Stewart, who ran as a...
With final results still being tallied late Tuesday night, Democrats appeared poised to take control of the U.S. House of Representatives.Virginia, with three clear Democratic seats gained, contributed to that takeover. When the dust settles, Democrats look to hold seven of Virginia's 11 House of Representatives seats and both...
Turnout in this year's midterm elections appears to be on track to be higher than expected, said Chris Piper, commissioner of the Virginia Department of Elections.The department doesn't collect data until the polls close at 7 p.m., but reports of longer-than-normal lines suggest there is a "large number of...
Virginia has started Election Day with only a few minor issues, elections officials reported at a briefing this morning.The most significant thus far was in Chesapeake, where about a dozen of the first voters at one polling place received the wrong ballot, said Chris Piper, commissioner of the Department of...