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Tuesday, June 9, 2009

Today is Democratic primary day in Virginia.

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When can I vote?

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Must I be a Democrat to vote?

No. Virginia does not register by party and has open primaries. Any registered voter can participate.

Which races are on the ballot?

Voters will choose a Democratic nominee to take on Republican Robert F. McDonnell for governor. State Sen. R. Creigh Deeds (Bath), former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe and former Alexandria delegate Brian Moran are seeking the nomination.

Voters will also select a Democratic nominee for lieutenant governor, deciding between Jody Wagner, a former secretary of finance from Virginia Beach, and Michael Signer, a campaign strategist and national security expert from Arlington County.

Also, there are 12 contested races for the House of Delegates, including four in Northern Virginia -- two in Fairfax and one each in Arlington and Prince William County.

How do I find my polling place and verify that I am registered to vote?

Go to http://www.sbe.virginia.gov/cms.

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