Central Virginia voters headed to the polls for a series of local and state party primaries Tuesday.
Voter turnout was low in both the city of Charlottesville and Albemarle County as of 3 p.m., according to elections officials.
In Charlottesville, 7.8% of registered voters had cast ballots as of 1 p.m., with an additional 2.3% voting via absentee ballots, according to the Voter Registration and Elections Office. In 2017, total final turnout for the primary ended up being 28.8% percent.
In Albemarle, 4.9% of registered voters had cast ballots as of 1 p.m., according to the registrar’s office.
Central Virginia voters will pick party nominees for local and state races in a flurry of primaries Tuesday.
In Virginia, anyone can vote in the Democratic or Republican primaries.
Local voters will decide Democratic nominees for Charlottesville’s City Council, the Rivanna District of the Albemarle County Board of Supervisors and Albemarle sheriff, the 57th and 20th District in the Virginia House of Delegates, and the 17th and 24th Districts in the Virginia Senate. There is also a Republican primary for the 17th District Senate seat.
For more information on local candidates and races, view more coverage from The Daily Progress.
For a list of precincts in the city, go here.
For a list of precincts in the county, go here.
Polls will be open until 7 p.m. As long as voters are in line by 7 p.m., they will be allowed to cast a ballot. Voters need to present a photo ID to cast a ballot