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June 8, 2018

More than 50,000 here can vote Tuesday, June 12

Top row (from left), candidates for Republican U.S. Senate nomination: Nicholas J. Freitas, E.W. Jackson and Corey Stewart; bottom row, candidates for Democratic nomination in 1st Congressional District: Edwin Santana, John Suddarth and Vangie Williams.
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Fauquier County for the first time has more than 50,000 registered voters — all of them eligible to cast ballots in primary elections Tuesday, June 12.

Historically, however, a small percentage of registered voters casts ballots in Virginia primaries.

Fauquier voters Tuesday will help select nominees for a U.S. Senate seat and for Virginia’s 1st Congressional District seat in the November election.

The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

> Fauquier precincts listed at bottom of story.

Democrats and Republicans will conduct simultaneous primary elections next week.

U.S. Senate

Republican voters in Fauquier will choose among three candidates who want to challenge U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine (D) in the Nov. 6 general election:

Nicholas “Nick” J. Freitas, a Virginia House of Delegates member from Culpeper.

E.W. Jackson, a lawyer, minister and talk show host from Chesapeake.

Corey Stewart, chairman of the Prince William County Board of Supervisor from Woodbridge.

1st District

Voters in four Fauquier precincts — Bealeton, Catlett, Lois and Morrisville — may participate in the Republican primary or in the Democratic primary to choose the party’s nominee for the 1st District seat in the U.S. House of Representatives. The winner will face Rep. Rob Wittman (R) in the November election.

But, voters in those precincts must choose either the Democratic ballot or the Republican ballot for the Senate nomination. A voter may not participate in both primaries.

In Virginia, voters do not register by party.

The Democratic candidates in the 1st District:

Edwin Santana, a logistics consultant and former Marine officer who lives in Stafford County.

John Suddarth, a former Army officer who runs a private equity firm and lives in Hanover County.

Vangie Williams, a senior program strategist SAIC who lives in King George County.

5th District

In the 5th Congressional District, which includes most of Fauquier, the parties already have selected their nominees:

Leslie Cockburn (D), a former journalist from Rappahannock County.

Denver Riggleman, a distillery co-owner from Nelson County.

Fauquier County Polling Places by Fauquier Now on Scribd

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