Up for Election

On Tuesday, Virginians will pick their next governor, lieutenant governor and attorney general. They'll also choose the 100 members of the House of Delegates, one of two chambers in the General Assembly, which makes the state's laws. Some local offices and bond issues also will appear on ballots in Northern Virginia.

Poll Hours

6 a.m. to 7 p.m.

Voting in Virginia

Voters must have registered by Oct. 11. At the polls, they must provide identification or sign an Affirmation of Identification. The types of acceptable identification include a valid Virginia driver's license; a military ID; any ID issued by a federal, state or local government; an employer-issued photo ID card; or a Social Security card.

The Guide

The Washington Post's Voters Guide has articles about the contested elections and biographical boxes with background on the candidates.

On the Web

News and information about the campaign can be found on The Post's Web site, www.washingtonpost.com/metro.

Additional Information for Local Voters

Fredericksburg, (540) 372-1030; Web site:


Stafford County, 540-658-4000; Web site: