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Voters to decide bond issues in Virginia

Tuesday - 11/8/2011, 8:56am  ET

election signs Fairfax Couny (WTOP Photo/Kristi King)
Polls in Virginia will remain open until 7 p.m. (WTOP Photo/Kristi King)

WASHINGTON - Virginia voters Tuesday will choose state House and Senate representatives, as well as county leaders and school board members.

Polls in Virginia close at 7 p.m.

The outcome of the voting will decide who controls the Virginia Senate. A Republican sweep would change the balance of power, giving the Republican Party control of both the House and Senate, and giving potential vice presidential nominee Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell a boost.

Voters will choose school board members in Fairfax, Loudoun and Prince William counties. In Fairfax County -- the largest school system in Virginia -- only four of the 12 incumbents are seeking re-election. Twenty two candidates are running.

In Arlington, voters will decide who sits on the Arlington County Board. In Loudoun, they decide on who will represent them on the Board of Supervisors.

Bond issues also will be decided in Fairfax and Loudoun counties.

Voters will decide whether to spend $252,750,000 for school improvements in Fairfax County. The money would be spent to renovate 19 schools and improve infrastructure. Here are the school improvements included in the referendum.

In Loudoun, the bond referendum voters will decide will be whether to spend $169,620,000 for new schools and school renovations. Two elementaries -- one in Moorefield Station and one on the county-owned Farmwell site -- would be built, as well as a middle school on the Newton-Lee Elementary School site and a high school in the Ashburn. Renovations also would be done at Park View High School.

Loudoun voters will decide whether $3 million should be spent for fire and rescue equipment.

In Leesburg, voters will decide whether to change the election date for the mayor and town council.

Polls close at 7 p.m. To find your polling place, follow this link.

To find out what is on your local ballot, follow this link.

For a complete list of General Assembly and local candidates, follow this link.

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