It’s Election Day in Norfolk and Chesapeake!

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Today, voters in Norfolk and Chesapeake go to the polls to elect representatives to the City Council and School Board.  In Norfolk, five ward-level seats on the City Council and School Board will appear on the ballot.  In Chesapeake, seven city council seats are up for grabs as are five school board seats.

For the first time, voters in Norfolk will be directly electing members of the School Board. This is a locally historic and competitive election as fourteen candidates are vying for seats on the Norfolk School Board.  Nicole Carry and Chip Broadbent, two School Board candidates are also openly gay, another milestone for the city of Norfolk that has garnered national attention.

Voting Tips

  • Polls opened at 6 a.m. in Chesapeake and Norfolk.  Laws mandate that if you’re in line at 7 p.m., you must be allowed to vote.
  • Bring an acceptable form of identification, such as a valid Virginia driver’s license or identification card, U.S. passport or student ID from a Virginia college or university. Questions?  Check the Virginia Department of Elections website for a full list of acceptable forms of photo ID.
  • Find your polling place by entering your information into the Department of Elections website.

Check with OutWire757 this evening as we cover the election results.

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