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Elections Guide: Tuesday's Democratic Primary

Voters will head to the polls in 8th congressional District.

Polls will be open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Patch archive photo
Polls will be open Tuesday from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Patch archive photo
On Tuesday, voters in the 8th Congressional District of Virginia will head to the polls to vote in a Democratic primary.

The winner will be the party's nominee in the November general election for the U.S. House of Representatives seat that has belonged to Congressman Jim Moran since 1990.

Pundits say Tuesday's winner will likely win the general election in November; the district voted 2-1 for President Obama, a Democrat, two years ago. Republican Micah Edmond will also be on the ballot.


Hours polls will be open

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Am I registered?

Not sure if you are registered to vote? Check here. 

Where do I vote?

Not sure where to vote? You can plug your address in here, on the State Board of Elections Web site, to get it.

Do I live in the 8th congressional District?

Find your Representative here by ZIP code. (Also see the map here, courtesy of Virginia Public Access Project.) The district includes Alexandria, Arlington, Falls Church and parts of Fairfax County.

The candidates are:

Former Lieutenant Governor Don Beyer
Virginia State Delegate Patrick Hope
Former Northern Virginia Urban League chief Lavern Chatman 
Virginia State Senator Adam Ebbin
Alexandria Mayor William Euille 
Virginia State Delegate Patrick Hope
Virginia Tech professor Derek Hyra 
Radio talk-show host Mark Levine 

I need help voting

Find information here for:

Election Services for Persons with Disabilities

Do I need to show any ID?

All you to need to know here.

Want to know more about the candidates? Read the Patch Q&As:


Hawa Coulibaly June 09, 2014 at 12:39 PM
Please go vote tomorrow, if you don't vote, you shouldn't complain when the country is taken in a direction that you hoped it wouldn't....

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