Pick your primary: One man, one vote
June 14 will be the first time since 1988 that both Democrats and Republicans in Virginia have held a primary on the same day.
In Virginia, you don't have to be a party member to vote in a party's primary. For example, a Democrat can vote in the Republican primary for lieutenant governor.
"All primaries are open to all voters," says Albemarle registrar Jackie Harris, "but you can only vote in one."
At the polls, "People do have to declare which election they're voting in," advises Harris. "We're not asking them to declare allegiance. They've just got to choose their slate upfront."
PHOTO FROM THE CHARLOTTESVILLE WEBSITE
CHRIS– Voting machine from city website