(WFXR) — Tuesday is Primary Election Day in Virginia, which means voters across the Commonwealth will be selecting their party’s candidates ahead of the November General Election.

In-person voting

If you’re voting in-person for the primaries, polls are open in Virginia from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 21. Look up your polling place by clicking here.

However, before you head to the polls, make sure to have an accepted form of identification with you, such as a Virginia driver’s license, a Virginia DMV-issued identification card, or a valid U.S. passport. If you don’t have one of these acceptable IDs,

Voting absentee

Mailed absentee ballots must be postmarked by Tuesday and received by the local registrar’s office by noon on Friday, June 24. Voters can also drop off absentee ballots at designated locations in their locality.

Who’s on the ballot?

Virginia District 6

In the Republican primary for Virginia’s Sixth District in the U.S. House of Representatives, voters will decide between incumbent Congressman Ben L. Cline and Merritt D. Hale, who started working in systems engineering to support the intelligence community after serving in the Navy.

Meanwhile, the Democrats canceled their Tuesday primary when Jennifer Lewis — a mental health worker in who lost to Cline in the General Election in 2018 — was the only candidate who filed paperwork to run, so she was declared the Democratic nominee for District 6.

All of the other congressional districts around southwest and central Virginia are not holding primaries because the candidates are currently running unopposed for their parties.

This includes District 5, where U.S. Rep. Bob Good (R) defeated challenger Dan Moy in a May GOP convention, leaving Good to run against minister and small-business owner Josh Throneburg (D) in November; as well as District 9, where U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith (R) will face Taysha DeVaughan (D), who works with the Appalachian Community Fund.

Roanoke City Council

Four candidates are seeking three Democratic nominations for Roanoke City Council in Tuesday’s primary elections, including the following:

  • Joe Cobb is the former vice mayor of the Star City, as well as a current member of the Roanoke City Council; the chair of Roanoke’s Gun Violence Prevention Task Force, as well as multiple other committees; and the chaplain for Hermitage Roanoke.
  • Vivian Sanchez-Jones was appointed to the Roanoke City Council in 2020 to fill the unexpired term of Djuna Osborne, becoming the first Latina to serve on the council. Now, Sanchez-Jones is seeking her first regular four-year term. She is involved with Commonwealth Catholic Charities, the Virginia Latino Advisory Board, Avencemos Roanoke, and more.
  • Terry McGuire has gotten involved with a number of local organizations and projects since returning to the Star City — where he was born — in 2016, even serving on two advisory boards and as an officer of elections. His campaign website lists green jobs, climate change, diversity, and allowing employees to unionize as priorities.
  • Peter Volosin, a Roanoke native and a realtor for the Joe Kraft Team, has run for both the 11th District of the House of Delegates and the Roanoke City Council in the past two years. He says his priorities are job mobility, attracting new business, education, public safety, and a greener Roanoke.

You can watch last week’s forum between these four Democratic candidates for Roanoke City Council by clicking here.

There are also three Republican candidates running for the council — Dalton Baugess, Nick Hagen, and Maynard Keller — but since there are three seats up for vote, they will not have a primary election. Independents David Bowers and Preston Tyler are also in the running for Roanoke City Council.

Voting in Tuesday’s primaries is open to all registered voters, so if you need to check your registration status, follow this link.

If you want to check out the full list of primary election candidates across the Commonwealth, check out the Virginia Department of Elections website.