The newly drawn Virginia House District 62 covers Greene and Madison counties, and parts of Orange and Culpeper counties. Nick Freitas (R) and Sara Ratcliffe (D) are seeking to represent the new district in the Virginia House of Delegates.
Freitas was elected in 2015 to represent then-District 30, made an unsuccessful bid to the U.S. Senate in 2019, and then won the Virginia House seat again as a write-in candidate in 2019 and again as a certified candidate in 2021.
In 2021, Ratcliffe ran for Virginia’s 58th District in the House of Delegates, and lost against Del. Rob Bell.
Charlottesville Tomorrow sent a few questions to state candidates, informed by more than 200 responses to a voter survey this summer. Neither candidate responded to requests to participate, made through the email addresses where they registered their candidacy.
More about the candidates for to represent the 62nd District in the House of Delegates
- Campaign finances for this race, from the Virginia Public Access Project
- More about the 62nd District, from Virginia Public Access Project
- A profile of Ratcliffe in Charlottesville Tomorrow’s 2021 Voter Guide
- A WMRA report about Freitas’ residence
- A report with Freitas’ explanation that he is living in his mother’s home, in the 62nd District, for subscribers to the Culpeper Star-Exponent
- A report about Virginia Police Benevolent Association’s endorsement of Ratcliffe, for subscribers to the Culpeper Star-Exponent
- A report on a candidate forum, for subscribers to the Culpeper Star-Exponent
- A report in the Greene Journal about Ratcliffe’s candidacy announcement
- Virginia Public Access Project’s Pre-Election Campaign Finance Reports
As you get ready to vote, here are some key dates and links from the Virginia Department of Elections:
Polls in Virginia close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, night. The Virginia Department of Elections will publish election results in real time, as they arrive from precincts around the state. To view them, head to this link. These are unofficial results until they are certified. Here’s more about how to get election results.
- Sept. 22: First day of in-person early voting at your local registrar’s office.
- Oct. 16: Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration. You can also register after this date, and on election day, but you will vote with a provisional ballot, could take longer for officials to count because they will verify your eligibility.
- Oct. 27: Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you. Your request must be received by your local registrar by 5:00 p.m.
- Oct. 28: Voter registration offices open for early voting.
- Nov. 4: The last day of in-person early voting at your registrar.
- Nov. 7: Election Day. Here is where you can find your polling place.
Need to know if you’re eligible to vote? Here are resources from the Virginia Department of Elections.