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Though the Virginia gubernatorial race takes place in an off-year when participation is traditionally low, voters who do make it out to the polls will find both sides of the ballots packed with candidates vying for governor and lieutenant governor, in addition to numerous General Assembly seats and municipal leadership positions.
Two men are campaigning for governor on the Democratic side; three on the Republican side.
There are a number of districts voting to fill General Assembly seats. Many of the districts don’t have an opposing party candidate. Also, in several districts either one candidate is uncontested or has been chosen already by a caucus, so that district won’t be in play during the primary, just the election.
In the primary, registered Virginia voters can choose which side they want to vote for, but voters have to chose that side in the beginning and stick with it. How voters vote in the primary doesn’t affect how they choose to vote in the November elections.