In Virginia, Commonwealth’s Attorneys — known as district attorneys in other states — are elected for four-year terms and are in charge of prosecuting criminal and traffic offenses. R.E. “Rusty” McGuire is running unopposed for Commonwealth’s Attorney of Louisa County.
McGuire is the sitting Louisa County Commonwealth’s Attorney. He has held the position since he was first elected in 2011 in an uncontested election, and has run unopposed for the seat ever since.
McGuire is the only candidate certified by the Virginia Department of Elections, though voters can write in other candidates’ names if they choose.
McGuire did not return a questionnaire sent by Charlottesville Tomorrow with questions regarding his office and candidacy.
More links about Louisa County Commonwealth’s Attorney
- McGuire’s campaign contributions from Virginia Public Access Project
- Profile of McGuire published in The Central Virginian in 2019
- Story about McGuire speaking against an early release bill in CBS19
- Story about McGuire prosecuting a man for serial burglary and allegedly uncovering a plot to commit perjury in WTVR-TV
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.