Primary and Deadline


By Linda Cicoira — Voters from Accomack and Northampton counties will be going to the polls this Tuesday, June 11, to cast their ballots in a race for the Democratic Party’s nomination for state senate.

It is also the deadline for candidates to qualify to be on the ballot for local constitutional offices — treasurer, sheriff, commonwealth’s attorney, and commissioner of the revenue, and for seats on the boards of supervisors. For the first time in Accomack, there will also be an election for school board members. Candidates must have all documents filed by 7 p.m. in the registrar’s office.

In the Democratic Party’s race, Sen. Lynwood W. Lewis Jr. is being contested by former Northampton Supervisor Willie C. Randall. Lewis is an Accomac lawyer whose hometown is Parksley. Randall owns the Edward Jones Investment company in Exmore and lives in Cape Charles. The senatorial district includes both Eastern Shore counties and parts of Norfolk and Virginia Beach.

The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. at regular precincts. Voters who used to go to New Church will be voting at Arcadia Middle School in the library.

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