The newly drawn Virginia Senate District 10 covers seven rural counties from Richmond to Charlottesville: Powhatan, Goochland, Fluvanna, Appomattox, Buckingham, Amelia and Cumberland. It also includes parts of Hanover, Louisa, Prince Edward and Henrico counties. John J. McGuire III (R) is the only certified candidate seeking to represent the new district in Virginia’s Senate.
McGuire is currently the delegate for the 58th District in the House. He launched a campaign to run for the U.S. Congress in 2022, but left that race to run for state senate.
Charlottesville Tomorrow sent a few questions to state candidates, informed by more than 200 responses to a voter survey this summer. McGuire did not respond to requests to participate, made to the email addresses that he registered with his candidacy.
More about the candidates for to represent the 10th Senate District
- Campaign finances for this race, from the Virginia Public Access Project
- More about the 10th District, from Virginia Public Access Project
- A Cardinal News report about McGuire’s primary win
- A Cardinal News report about the Democratic candidate who did not file candidacy in time to be on the ballot
- 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.