Starting in November 2020, Virginia voters would no longer need a reason to vote early through in-person absentee voting, starting two Saturdays before Election Day.
Ninety-six people who applied to be head of IT security for Virginia elections had their names, resumes, salary information, references, education history, home addresses, emails and phone numbers exposed.
High-profile court proceedings, statewide elections in Virginia that could cement Democrats’ power in the commonwealth and a major Metro construction project that could snarl your commute. They’re just some of the biggest stories WTOP is tracking heading into 2019.
Virginia voters will select representatives to the U.S. House from all 11 districts, as well as the U.S. Senate and dozens of local races, when they head to the polls Nov. 6. Here’s what you need to know.
Among registered voters, Kaine holds a 51 percent to 33 percent lead over Stewart. For likely voters, the numbers are similar: Kaine leads 52 percent to Stewart’s 36 percent.
Fairfax County ordered about 600,000 ballots for the Nov. 8 general election from a company in one of the areas of North Carolina hit hardest by Florence. But the company — and the ballots — came through.
The risk-limiting audit was for the Republican U.S. Senate primary results in the city of Fairfax, and was a demonstration of what could be done statewide in future elections.
Less than two weeks before Virginia’s midterm primaries, the electoral board in the state’s most populous jurisdiction has fired its general registrar.
The House Privileges and Elections Committee approved various bills to prevent the issues that plagued the 2017 election cycle. One permits only one recount. Another would prevent casting ballots in the wrong race.
Ralph Northam is being sworn in as the Commonwealth of Virginia’s 73rd governor Saturday. Watch the ceremony live.
The Electoral Board’s unanimous vote was meant to ensure that voters could update their addresses. The registrar said he would refuse until he was assured the data was accurate and complete.
Fairfax County’s registrar probably knows as much about the system as anyone, and even he says, “Your eyes get a little bit blurred.” Find out what he and other elections officials think can be done in the wake of a Virginia House election that had more incorrectly assigned voters than the margin between the two candidates.
If Democrat Joshua Cole asks the Virginia House of Delegates to order a redo of the 28th District race that Republican Bob Thomas won by 73 votes, the full House would have to vote to confirm Thomas as the winner, to seat Cole, or to order a new election.
It is possible that even more Virginia voters cast ballots in the wrong House districts on Nov. 7 than those already identified, elections officials acknowledged Monday.
As Virginia’s State Board of Elections prepares to certify House of Delegates results that the Department of Elections has serious questions about, an expert says it’s possible that not all of the serious problems, which appear to date back years, have been exposed yet.
The three-part series "The making of Marion Barry" looks at how the future mayor got his start in the civil rights movement, how he became a power player in the city and his enduring legacy.