Thursday, September 29, 2022

‘Super Tuesday’: A quick reminder before you head to the polls

(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Pixabay)
(WYDaily file/Courtesy of Pixabay)

Virginia’s Democratic presidential primary is Tuesday – polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

The Republican Party voted to cancel its Virginia primary, according to ballotpedia.org.

Tuesday marks Super Tuesday, with 14 states — Alabama, Arkansas, California, Colorado, Democrats Abroad, Maine, Massachusetts, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Vermont, and Virginia — and one U.S. territory holding nominating contests and one-third of delegates at stake.

A local reminder: Voters who use the Grafton School Complex will now use another location to cast their ballot for the primary elections.

The York County Electoral Board has temporarily relocated the polls to the Registrar’s Office in the Washington Square Shopping Center because the Grafton School Complex is closed following the electrical fire on Feb. 3.

Anyone who is voting in Virginia in person needs to bring an acceptable form of photo identification.

Voters arriving at the polls without photo ID will be required to vote a provisional ballot and will have until noon on the Friday following the election to deliver a copy of identification to their locality’s electoral board for their provisional ballot to be counted.

Here’s a list of acceptable forms of identification for in-person voting in Virginia:

  • Valid Virginia driver’s license or identification card.
  • Valid Virginia DMV issued veteran’s ID card.
  • Valid U.S. passport.
  • Other government-issued photo identification cards (must be issued by the U.S. government, the state, or a political subdivision of the Virginia).
  • Tribal enrollment or other tribal ID issued by one of 11 tribes recognized by the state.
  • Valid college or university student photo identification card (must be from an institution of higher education located in Virginia).
  • Valid student ID issued by a public school or private school in Virginia displaying a photo.
  • Employee identification card containing a photograph of the voter and issued by an employer of the voter in the ordinary course of the employer’s business.
John Mangalonzohttp://wydaily.com
John Mangalonzo (john@localdailymedia.com) is the managing editor of Local Voice Media’s Virginia papers – WYDaily (Williamsburg), Southside Daily (Virginia Beach) and HNNDaily (Hampton-Newport News). Before coming to Local Voice, John was the senior content editor of The Bellingham Herald, a McClatchy newspaper in Washington state. Previously, he served as city editor/content strategist for USA Today Network newsrooms in St. George and Cedar City, Utah. John started his professional journalism career shortly after graduating from Lyceum of The Philippines University in 1990. As a rookie reporter for a national newspaper in Manila that year, John was assigned to cover four of the most dangerous cities in Metro Manila. Later that year, John was transferred to cover the Philippine National Police and Armed Forces of the Philippines. He spent the latter part of 1990 to early 1992 embedded with troopers in the southern Philippines as they fought with communist rebels and Muslim extremists. His U.S. journalism career includes reporting and editing stints for newspapers and other media outlets in New York City, California, Texas, Iowa, Utah, Colorado and Washington state.

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