With Super Tuesday on the horizon, registered voters in Virginia and 13 other states in the U.S. will have an opportunity to weigh in on a full field of Democratic candidates vying to challenge President Donald Trump.
Because Virginia is an open primary, any registered voter can cast a ballot regardless of their party registration. A Republican primary will not be held on March 3 because President Trump is running for re-election and is expected to be selected as the Republican nominee at a party convention.
Who is on the ballot? The ballot will feature 14 different candidates who threw their hats in the ring for the Democratic nomination. However, more than half of the candidates listed have already withdrawn from the race.
The five candidates that have not dropped out of the running thus far are: Joe Biden, former U.S. vice president under Barack Obama; Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York City; Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. representative from Hawaii’s 2nd district; Bernie Sanders, former senator from Vermont; and Elizabeth Warren, U.S. senator from Massachusetts.
Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Deval Patrick, Andrew Yang, Michael Bennet, Marianne Williamson, Tom Steyer, Amy Klobuchar and Pete Buttigieg remain on the ballot, even though they have suspended their campaigns.
The latest poll for Virginia, by Monmouth University covering mid-February, shows Sanders and Bloomberg tied at 22% followed by Biden at 18%.
Where and when do I vote? Across the Commonwealth, all polls will be open on Tuesday, March 3, from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Voters in line by 7 p.m. are still eligible to vote.
» Waynesboro. In Waynesboro, residents of Ward A vote at Basic United Methodist Church located at 489 North Winchester Ave.; Ward B at Waynesboro’s Public Library located at 600 South Wayne Ave.; Ward C at Wayne Hills Elementary School located at 941 Fir Street; and Ward D at Westminster Presbyterian Church located at 1904 Mt. Vernon Street.
» Staunton. Staunton residents of Ward 1 vote at Third Presbyterian Church at 1313 Barterbrook Road; Ward 2 at Christ United Methodist Church at 1500 Churchville Ave.; Ward 3 at Gypsy Hill Park Gym at 229 116th Regimental Road; Ward 4 at Seventh Day Adventist Church at 1000 North Coalter Street; and Ward 5 at Memorial Baptist Church at 224 Taylor Street.
» Augusta County. Augusta County voters are divided into seven districts with several polling locations in each. County polling locations are:
Beverley Manor District
Jolivue — Victory Worship Center, 200 Hammond Lane, Staunton
Stuarts Draft Elementary — Stuarts Draft Elementary School, 63 School Boulevard, Stuarts Draft
Verona — Augusta County Government Center, 18 Government Center Lane, Verona
Middle River District
Crimora — Hugh K. Cassell Elementary School, 1301 Rockfish Road, Waynesboro
New Hope — New Hope United Methodist Church, 55 Round Hill School Road, Fort Defiance
Weyers Cave — Weyers Cave Community Center, 682 Weyers Cave Road, Weyers Cave
North River District
Fort Defiance — Edward G. Clymore Elementary School, 184 Fort Defiance Road, Fort Defiance
North River — North River Elementary School, 3395 Scenic Highway, Mount Solon
Mount Solon — Sangerville-Towers Ruritan Hall, 38 Emmanuel Church Road, Mount Solon
Churchville Fire Station — Churchville Fire Station, 3829 Churchville Ave, Churchville
Buffalo Gap — Buffalo Gap High School, 1800 Buffalo Gap Highway, Swoope
Churchville Elementary — Churchville Elementary School, 3710 Churchville Ave, Churchville
Craigsville — Craigsville Community Center, 18 Hidy Street, Craigsville
Deerfield — Deerfield Fire Station, 2927 Deerfield Valley Road, Deerfield
Cedar Green — Beverley Manor Middle School, 85 Cedar Green Road, Staunton
Greenville — Riverheads High School, 10 Howardsville Road, Staunton
Middlebrook — Middlebrook Fire Station, 54 Cherry Grove Road, Middlebrook
Spottswood — Spottswood Community Center, 797 Spottswood Road, Steeles Tavern
White Hill — White Hill Church of the Brethren, 749 Old White Hill Road, Stuarts Draft
South River District
Sherando — Sherando Community Center, 1863 Mt. Torrey Road, Lyndhurst
Ridgeview — Ridgeview Christian School, 124 Ridgeview Drive, Stuarts Draft
Lyndhurst — Wilson Fire Station, 892 Mt. Torrey Road, Lyndhurst
Dooms — Hugh K. Cassell Elementary School, 1301 Rockfish Road, Waynesboro
Fishersville — Yancey Fire Station, 2015 Jefferson Highway, Fishersville
Wilson — Valley Vocational Technical Center, 49 Hornet Road, Fishersville
Town of Craigsville — Craigsville Community Center, 18 Hidy Street, Craigsville
Any voter still unsure of their voting location can visit www.elections.virginia.gov/poll or call the Waynesboro voting registrar’s office at (540) 942-6620, the Staunton voting registrar’s office at (540) 332-3840 or the Augusta County voting registrar’s office at (540) 245-5656.