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Tuesday, Nov. 8, 2022

Polls opened this morning at 6 a.m. and will remain open until 7 p.m. If you don’t know your polling location, click here for an easy online tool to find it!

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2022 Voter Guide

For Charlottesville and all but a small sliver of Albemarle County, the 5th Congressional District is the only race on the ballot this year. If you’re in that area and still on the fence about who to vote for, we’ve compiled some quick information about the policies and positions of the two candidates: incumbent Rep. Bob Good and his Democratic challenger from Charlottesville, Josh Throneburg.

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Rep. Bob Good says he will continue to defend conservative values in Congress if elected to second term

“I am asking for your vote again so I can continue the battle against unconstitutional government mandates, the invasion at our Southern Border, the leftist indoctrination in our education systems, and the reckless spending that is bankrupting our nation,” Good said.

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Democratic Congressional candidate Josh Throneburg is creating a ‘people-powered’ campaign

“I’m going to obviously stand up for the things that I believe in and the way that I think we can best serve the people of this district,” Throneburg said. “But that doesn’t mean that I’m not going to be someone who tries to bring everyone together.”

A small sliver of northern Albemarle County, along with a large population of central Virginian voters, are in the 7th Congressional District this year. The race in that district is tight and contentious — and it’s been written about a lot. WTOP News recently published a story about why the race is drawing such attention and what the two candidates are all about. Read more from WTOP News.

Beyond the U.S. House of Representatives, there are many local races happening in Central Virginia today. For the first time this year, we have expanded our Voter Guide to include races in counties and towns throughout Central Virginia. 

Some of these races have been covered by local media outlets. Others have not. We compiled a questionnaire for local candidates based on the issues our readers who took our 2022 election survey told us they care most about. Most of the candidates did not respond, but a few did. (Shout out to Orange Town Council candidate Elliott Fox, Scottsville Town Council write-in candidate Bill Hyson and Scottsville Town Council candidate Dan Gritsko!)

Below is a list of local elections in Central Virginia, along with our reporting and some coverage from other local news organizations:

5th District candidates

7th District candidates

Greene County

Town of Stanardsville, Greene County

Louisa County, Mineral District

Town of Louisa, Louisa County

Town of Mineral, Louisa County

Town of Gordonsville, Orange County

Town of Orange, Orange County

Town of Scottsville, Albemarle and Fluvanna County

Prince Edward County

Farmville, Prince Edward County

This is the first time we’ve expanded our Voter Guide coverage beyond Charlottesville and Albemarle County — but it won’t be the last! For upcoming primary and general elections, we intend to venture more into municipalities in Central Virginia, especially those that receive little media coverage. Are there municipalities we missed this year that you’d like to see included? Reply to this email and let us know!

If you haven’t already, we hope you get out and vote today!

Jessie Higgins, managing editor

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