~ PVN staff report
The Old Dominion stands as one of 14 states that will cast votes in the Super Tuesday presidential primaries on March 3.
In order to participate in that process, voters must be registered in Virginia by Monday, Feb. 10.
Absentee voting for the presidential primary in Page County runs through Feb. 28.
In-person absentee voting may be done at the Page County registrar’s office from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday in Suite D of the county’s Government Center, 103 S. Court St., Luray.
Polling locations for the March 3 primaries will be different than the last general election in Districts 1 and 4.
In the northern end of the county, District 1 voters will cast their ballots at Page United Methodist Church on Springfield Road, just off Route 340 about three miles north of Luray.
In District 4, voters will join District 3 voters at the Stanley Fire Hall along Stanley’s Main Street (Route 340 Business).
The remaining three district polling locations will remain the same as the last general election:
- District 2 — Luray VFW, just off Route 211 east of Luray;
- District 3 — Stanley Fire Hall;
- District 5 — Shenandoah VFW, just north of town.
During the March 3 presidential primary, voters of any party may cast ballots for the Democratic nominee among a field of 14 candidates:
- Michael Bennett, U.S. Senator from Colorado;
- Joe Biden, former U.S. Senator and Vice President;
- Michael Bloomberg, former mayor of New York;
- Corey Booker, U.S. Senator from New Jersey;
- Pete Buttigieg, former South Bend, Ind. mayor;
- Julian Castro, former San Antonio mayor and Obama administration housing secretary;
- Tulsi Gabbard, U.S. Representative from Hawaii;
- Amy Klobuchar, U.S. Senator from Minnesota;
- Deval Patrick, former governor of Massachusetts;
- Bernie Sanders, U.S. Senator from Vermont;
- Tom Steyer, billionarie activist;
- Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusettes;
- Marianne Williamson, author;
- Andrew Yang, former tech executive.
In order to get their name on the Super Tuesday Virginia ballots, candidates had to gather 5,000 signatures from registered voters, including 200 or more from each of Virginia’s 11 congressional districts.
The deadline for local candidates to file for open seats on town councils in Luray, Shenandoah and Stanley is 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 9.
For further information about how to vote absentee or to qualify as a candidate for town elections, contact the Page County Registrar’s Office at (540) 743-3986.