For many, today couldn’t have come soon enough, but after months of campaigning and thousands of political ads, election day has finally arrived. Voters in both counties will choose from three candidates for governor, Eastern Shore native Dr. Ralph S. Northam a Democrat, Republican challenger Ed Gillespie and Libertarian Clifford D. Hyra.
Running for Lieutenant Governor is Democrat Justin Fairfax and Republican Jill Vogel.Left: Justin Fairfax. Right: Jill Vogel
For Attorney General, incumbent Democrat Mark Herring will take on Republican challenger John Adams.
Locally, incumbent Republican Rob Bloxom will again take on Democratic challenger Willie Randall.
Accomack County voters will also decide whether they want the school board to be changed from appointment by the School Board Selection Committee to direct election by the voters. Northampton voters approved elected school boards several years ago.
Northampton voters will select Board of Supervisors members in three districts. In District 1, Planning Commission member Jacqueline Chatmon will be challenged by John R. Coker to serve in the seat vacated by Granville Hogg. In Northampton District 2 David Fauber is running unopposed to replace Larry LeMond. In District 3 current board member Oliver Bennett is unopposed.
For the Northampton School Board at large seat Randall D. Parks will face write in candidate Kevin Schwenk. In District 1 Maxine R. Rasmussen is unopposed as is District 2 candidate Paul E. Bibbins Jr.
No one filed to fill the Mayor’s seat in Nassawadox so that will be determined by write in votes. Voters should ensure they have the correct spelling of their write in candidate and that the person is willing to accept the position.
Polls will close at 7 p.m. and WESR will carry the results of today’s voting both on air at 103.3 and online at ShoreDailyNews.com.