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Democratic Presidential Primary Election Information

Voters will head to the polls on Tuesday, March 3, 2020 to participate in the Democratic Presidential Primary.
All polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. A sample ballot is printed in this newspaper showing the names of the candidates.
This ballot was pre-printed and some of the candidates are no longer running in the primary. The names of those individuals included who have dropped out of the race as of Feb. 24 are Cory Booker, Julian Castro, Marianne Williamson, Michael Bennet, Deval Patrick and Andrew Yang.
Remember that Virginia residents do not register by party. Because of that, and the fact that the Democrats are the only party holding a presidential primary (Virginia Republicans will choose their delegates to the Republican National Convention at a state convention), any registered Virginia voter can vote in the March 3, 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary.
Voters are also reminded to bring an acceptable form of photo identification with them on Election Day. Virginia law requires that all voters present an acceptable form of photo identification when voting. A free voter photo identification card is available to any registered voter who does not already possess a valid form of identification and can be obtained by visiting any Registrar’s Office.
Patrick County Registrar Susan Taylor said that about 30 percent of the county’s eligible voters cast ballots in the 2016 dual primary. She also said that there “has not been very many” people to sign up for an absentee ballot so far.
A registered voter needing to vote by absentee ballot may do so in person in the Registrar’s Office. The final day for in person absentee voting is Saturday, February 29, at 5 p.m. For additional information, contact the Registrar’s Office at 276-694-7206.

Patrick County polling places and locations are:

Dan River District
Ararat – Ararat Ruritan Bldg. 4711 Ararat Hwy.
Claudville – Claudville Community Bldg. 1828 Red Bank School Rd.
Willis Gap – Willis Gap Community Center 144 The Hollow Rd.

Peters Creek District
Dry Pond – Peters Creek Community Bldg. 2130 Dry Pond Hwy.
Patrick Springs – Patrick Springs Fire Station 181 Spring Rd.
Russell Creek – Russell Creek Community Bldg. 1808 Ayers Orchard Rd.

Mayo River District
Critz/Stella – Hardin Reynolds Elementary School 3597 Dogwood Rd.
Liberty – Patrick Henry Volunteer Fire Department 3125 County Line Rd.

Blue Ridge District
Meadows of Dan – Meadows of Dan Community Bldg. 2858 Jeb Stuart Hwy
Stuart Fairgrounds – Hooker Building, Rotary Field, 420 Woodland Dr.

Smith River District
Stuart Community – Stuart Community Center (Patrick Henry Community College, Patrick Site) 212 Wood Brothers Dr.
Elamsville – Fairystone Fire Station 6687 Fairystone Park Hwy.
Woolwine – Smith River Rescue Squad Bldg. 9962 Woolwine Hwy.

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