General Assembly elections today

Published 8:46 pm Monday, November 7, 2011

It’s Election Day for General Assembly candidates, and some local races, throughout the state.

The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. Only registered voters who have not voted by absentee ballot will be permitted to cast a ballot on Election Day. Voters who are in line at 7 p.m. will be permitted to vote.

A list of polling places is below. Although a new polling place plan currently is in discussion, the precincts and polling places have not changed since last year’s election.

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If you don’t know what precinct you live in or are not sure if you’re registered to vote, visit the State Board of Elections website at

A total of 11 candidates hope to be elected to represent parts of Suffolk in the Virginia General Assembly.

Among the Senate districts, Republicans Harry Blevins and Thomas K. Norment Jr. and Democrat L. Louise Lucas are running unopposed for their seats. All are incumbents.

But one contested race is on tap for Senate. Incumbent John C. Miller, a Democrat, faces challenging Republican Mickey P. Chohany for the First District seat. Only the Harbour View precinct votes with the First District.

On the House of Delegates side, Republican S. Chris Jones and Democrats Lionell Spruill Sr., Johnny S. Joannou and Matthew James all are running uncontested campaigns to return to their seats.

But incumbent Democrat William K. Barlow faces a challenge from Republican Rick L. Morris for the 64th District seat. Most of the southwestern part of the city will vote in this race.

In local elections, incumbent Clerk of Court W. Randolph “Randy” Carter Jr. is unchallenged in his bid to return to his job. And two candidates, Richard A. Gwaltney and Travis W. Williams, are making a run for seats on the Peanut District Soil and Water Conservation Board.

  • Chuckatuck — Chuckatuck Volunteer Fire Department, 300 Kings Highway
  • Ebenezer — Crittenden Community House, 8881 Eclipse Drive
  • King’s Fork — King’s Fork Middle School, 350 Kings Fork Road
  • Cypress Chapel — Cypress Chapel Community House, 1890 Cypress Chapel Road
  • White Marsh — East Suffolk Recreation Center, 138 S. Sixth St.
  • John F. Kennedy — John F. Kennedy Middle School, 2325 E. Washington St.
  • Kilby’s Mill — Forest Glen Middle School, 200 Forest Glen Drive
  • Holland — Holland Volunteer Fire Department, 6666 O’Kelly Drive
  • Lake Cohoon — King’s Fork Community House, 1600 Kings Fork Road
  • Holy Neck — Southwestern Elementary School, 9301 Southwestern Blvd.
  • Elephant’s Fork/Westhaven — Elephant’s Fork Elementary School, 2316 William Reid Drive
  • Lakeside — Morgan Memorial Library, 443 W. Washington St.
  • Olde Towne — Salvation Army, 400 Bank St.
  • Hollywood — Hoffler Apartments Community Room, 2210 E. Washington St.
  • Nansemond River — Nansemond River High School, 3301 Nansemond Parkway
  • Yeates — Word of Faith Church, 4300 Judah Lane
  • Driver — John Yeates Middle School, 4901 Bennetts Pasture Road
  • Bennett’s Creeek — Nansemond River Baptist Church, 2896 Bridge Road
  • Harbour View — Northern Shores Elementary School, 6701 Respass Beach Road
  • Southside — Faith Temple Ministries Christian Fellowship Center, 623 Brook Ave.
  • Airport — Suffolk Municipal Airport, 200 Airport Road
  • Whaleyville — Whaleyville Community Center, 6235 Whaleyville Blvd.