Voter Guide

Virginian’s head to the polls on Tuesday, Jun. 23, to choose their candidates for the November 2020 election. 8News asked candidates in Virginia’s first, fourth and fifth congressional districts, and those vying for a seat in the U.S. Senate, to share their top legislative priorities. Our Voter Guide includes their answers and information you need before heading to the polls.


  • When? Polls are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Jun. 23.
  • Where? You can find your polling place on the Virginia Department of Elections’ website.
  • What should I bring? Photo identification is required to vote. Find a full list of accepted IDs here.
  • How can I stay safe? The Virginia Department of Health encourages voters to wear a face mask, wash their hands before and after voting, stay six feet away from each other and not touch their face or mask.

Voters in Richmond should also be aware the city is imposing parking restrictions around certain polling places. Read more here.


U.S. Senate

Alissa Baldwin
Alissa Baldwin (R)
Daniel Gade
Daniel Gade (R)
Thomas Speciale II
Thomas Speciale II (R)

U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia’s 1st Congressional District

Qasim Rashid
Qasim Rashid (D)
Vangie Williams
Vangie Williams (D)

U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia’s 4th Congressional District

R. Cazel Levine
R. Cazel Levine (D)
A. Donald McEachin
A. Donald McEachin (D)

U.S. House of Representatives, Virginia’s 5th Congressional District

Roger Dean Huffstetler
Roger Dean Huffstetler (D)
John Lesinski
John Lesinski (D)
Claire Russo
Claire Russo (D)

* Dr. Cameron Webb is also running in Virginia’s 5th Congressional District. No additional candidate information is available at this time.

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