Early voting began Friday, September 18 and Election Day polls will be open November 3 from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
VIRGINIA, USA — Whether voting early, by mail, or at the polls on Election Day (November 3, 2020), Virginians will cast their ballots in the 2020 General Election to elect the president and vice president, members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives, as well as the House of Delegates and a range of local and municipal seats. There are also statewide and local ballot questions.
Early voting in Virginia started on Friday, September 18th and registered voters have until October 31st to vote at early voting locations across the commonwealth.
Ballots returned by mail must be postmarked on or before November 3.
Here is a list of candidates and questions on the ballot along with some biographical information obtained from their websites or party websites.
PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Joseph Biden (D)
He served as the 47th Vice President of the United States from 2009 to 2017 in the Obama administration. Previously he was a U.S. Senator for Delaware from 1973 to 2009. He served as Chairman of the Senate Judiciary Committee from 1987 to 1995. His first presidential run was in 1988.
Donald Trump (R-incumbent)
He is the 45th President of the United States, seeking a second term. He became president of his father’s real estate business in 1971, and expanded its operations to building or renovating skyscrapers, hotels, casinos and golf courses around the world. He produced and hosted The Apprentice reality television show from 2003 to 2015.
Jo Jorgensen (L)
She is a senior lecturer in psychology at Clemson University. She has worked at IBM as a marketing representative and started her own software and computer technology sales company.
In the 2014 election, democratic incumbent Mark Warner won the office by a very narrow margin — about 1% — to Republican political operative Ed Gillespie. No one expected the race to be this close in 2014. It should be noted that a republican has not taken a Virginia U.S. Senate seat in Virginia since 2002 (John Warner took it then).
Mark Warner (D-incumbent)
He is the incumbent and has held this office since 2008. He is seeking his 3rd term. Before serving in the Senate, Warner served as the Governor of Virginia from 2002-2006 and chairman of the National Governors Association 2004-2005. Previously, Warner was an entrepreneur and executive in the technology industry. https://markwarnerva.com/
Daniel Gade (R)
He is a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel who served more than 20 years in the U.S., Korea, and Iraq. In Iraq he endured a combat wound that led to the amputation of his right leg. He has since earned a Ph.D in public administration and policy, served on national councils discussing veteran and disability issues, and now teaches at American University.
U.S. CONGRESS: District 1
This congressional district includes portions of: Prince William, Stafford, Spotsylvania, Fredericksburg, Fauquier, King George, new Kent, Westmoreland, King William, Hanover, James City, Gloucester, Caroline, Northumbeland, Lancaster, Middlesex, Essex, Matthews, Richmond County, and King and Queen Counties.
Qasim Rashid (D)
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