Election 2015: A Guide to Today’s Election

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electionToday is Election Day and Historic Triangle residents will be casting their ballots for representatives at the local and state levels.

Polls open at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m. To find your polling place and see which races are on your ballot, click here.

Voters can find information specific to them — including their voting district, their precinct and more — at these links:

Registration for Tuesday’s election ended Oct. 13. Any eligible voter who signed up before that date may participate in the election.

All schools in the York County School Division and the Williamsburg-James City County School Division will be closed for Election Day.

Once polls close at 7 p.m., come back to WYDaily.com to follow as the precinct results roll in.

General Assembly Elections

Voters in the 1st District of the Virginia Senate can cast a ballot for incumbent John Miller (D) or challenger Mark Matney (R). The candidates met in a forum Sept. 17, which was hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area.

In the 3rd District of the Virginia Senate voters will choose between incumbent Tommy Norment (R) or challenger Hugo Reyes (D).

A Democratic incumbent and a Republican challenger are vying for the 93rd District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. Williamsburg, parts of James City and York counties and part of Newport News are represented by the 93rd District seat.

WYDaily sent an identical questionnaire to each candidate and interviewed both candidates in person for an election profile.

The candidates participated in one forum hosted by the League of Women Voters of the Williamsburg Area. Click here to read WYDaily’s coverage of the Oct. 29 event.

A Republican incumbent and an Independent challenger are competing for the 96th District seat in the Virginia House of Delegates. The 96th District includes parts of Newport News and parts of James City and York counties.

WYDaily sent an identical questionnaire to each candidate and interviewed both candidates in person for an election profile.

Both candidates were set to meet for a forum Oct. 21 but the forum was canceled due to a conflict with the James City County Board of Supervisors forum. Check out WYDaily’s coverage of the cancellation.

Local Elections, James City County

Residents in James City County who live in the Berkeley, Roberts or Stonehouse districts will be voting for their representatives on the Board of Supervisors and the Williamsburg-James City County School Board.

WYDaily sent identical questionnaires to all candidates in the Board of Supervisors race. Five of the candidates agreed to be interviewed in person for election profiles.

The Board of Supervisors candidates have participated in several town halls and forums. WYDaily’s coverage of the Board of Supervisors race is listed below:

WYDaily sent identical questionnaires to all candidates in the School Board race. All six candidates agreed to be interviewed in person for election profiles.

The School Board candidates participated in one forum hosted by the WJCC Parent-Teacher Association Council. Click here to read WYDaily’s coverage of the forum.

All Williamsburg and James City County residents will be able to cast ballots for WJCC Sheriff, Commonwealth’s Attorney and Circuit Court Clerk. Commonwealth’s Attorney Nate Green and Circuit Court Clerk Mona Foley are both running unopposed.

WYDaily sent an identical questionnaire to each WJCC Sheriff candidate. Both candidates agreed to be interviewed in person for election profiles.

Local Elections, York County

York County residents will be voting for their representatives on the Board of Supervisors and the School Board. They will also cast ballots for the York-Poquoson Sheriff, Commonwealth’s Attorney and Circuit Court Clerk.

In the Board of Supervisors race, three incumbents – Walt Zaremba, Sheila Noll and Tom Shepperd – are running unopposed for re-election. Three newcomers and one former candidate are vying for the District 3 and the District 4 seats, which are being vacated by incumbents.

WYDaily sent identical questionnaires to all candidates in the Board of Supervisors race. Five of the candidates agreed to be interviewed in person for election profiles.

In the School Board race, two incumbents – Barbara S. Haywood and Cindy Kirschke – are running unopposed for re-election. The remaining incumbents all face challengers in the District 3, District 4 and District 5 seats.

WYDaily sent identical questionnaires to all candidates in the School Board race. Seven of the candidates agreed to be interviewed in person for election profiles.

York-Poquoson Sheriff Danny Diggs and Commonwealth’s Attorney Ben Hahn are running unopposed for re-election. WYDaily sent Diggs a questionnaire and interviewed him for a candidate profile.

Circuit Court Clerk Kristen Nelson (R) is facing challenger Stacy White (I) in the general election.