Rappahannock County voters cast ballots next Tuesday (Nov. 4) in three races — for Virginia’s U.S. Senate seat, for the Fifth District’s seat in the U.S. House of Representatives, and for the county treasurer’s post. There is also a constitutional amendment referendum.
Polls are open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Deborah Knick of Washington is running unopposed for the treasurer’s post in a special election triggered by her appointment earlier this year to fill the unexpired term of longtime county treasurer Frances Foster. In the Senate race, incumbent Democrat Mark Warner is opposed by Republican Ed Gillespie and Libertarian Robert Sarvis. In the congressional district, incumbent Republican Robert Hurt is opposed by Democrat Lawrence Gaughan, Libertarian Paul F. Jones and Independent Green Party candidate Kenneth J. Hildebrandt.
The referendum asks whether the Virginia constitution may be amended to allow surviving spouses of combat veterans killed in action to be exempted from real estate property taxes.
Virginia voters have until 4 p.m. Saturday (Nov. 1) to vote an in-person absentee ballot at their local voter registration office (at 262A Gay St., Washington, and open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. through Saturday). Bring a photo ID to the polls Tuesday (or for in-person absentee voting). Call the local registrar at 540-675-5380 or visit elections.virginia.gov for more information.