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Feb. 28, 2014






Alan J. “AJ” Cole, Sr., General Registrar
757-253-6868; Email


Democratic and Republican Parties call for June primary elections


The Democratic and Republican Parties have called for June primary elections for the purpose of nominating candidates for the offices of Member of the United States Senate and Member of the United States House of Representatives for the 1st Congressional District. The official orders are available at


The calling of a primary as a party’s method of nomination does not automatically mean that a primary will be held.  In accordance with VA Code Section 24.2-526, a primary is only held when multiply party candidates qualify for the primary.  The candidate filing window for the primary begins at noon on March 10, 2014 and runs through 5 p.m., Thursday, March 27, 2014 (§ 24.2-522).  Political party chairs are given through 5 p.m., Tuesday, April 1, 2014 to certify the qualified primary candidates (§ 24.2-527).  The State Board will issue an email notice on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 as to where primaries will be held. 


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