Decision 2020

Department of Elections warns of third party mailings

A representative for the Department of Elections said that the Center for Voter Information recently mailed absentee ballot applications to Virginia residents. The Virginia Department of Elections claim no affiliation with this group.

Nick Freitas wins 7th District GOP nomination

  Demonstrators shift focus towards monuments during Senator lead 2nd Amendment Rally

  How Richmond plans to pay for removal of monuments

  Richmond City Council set to introduce police policy reform Wednesday

  Candidates for Richmond Mayor talk campaigning during COVID-19

  COVID-19 pandemic forces changes to Va. Primary Day

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Dr. Jill Biden to hold virtual event on Virginia education

Va. House Speaker endorses Biden for President

  Towns incorporate safety protocols ahead of Election Day

Virginia sees new voter registrations plummet in April

Henrico leaders announce plans, new temporary polling locations for June primary

Chesterfield Registrar encourages voters to do absentee by mail ballots

Curbside voting, ballot casting from vehicles available for Ashland General Election

Curbside voting and ballot casting from vehicles will be available in the Ashland General Election.

Richmond General Registrar will be open for absentee voting, candidate filing

The Officer of the General Registrar announced that they will be open for only absentee voting and candidate filing for the June primary.

Henrico County temporarily changes polling locations in retirement, long-term care communities

Henrico County Board of Supervisors announced that a public hearing will be held to temporarily change polling locations that are in retirement communities and long-term care facilities.

  Gov. Northam: PPE shortage, lack of testing to blame for outbreaks at long-term care facilities

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam and state health officials say a shortage of personal protective equipment (PPE) and testing capacity restraints are factors in outbreaks at long-term care facilities in the state including Canterbury Rehabilitation and Health Care Center in Henrico county.

  Decision 2020: Sanders wins top prize, California; Biden surges nationwide

  ‘I wasn’t surprised he won’: Republican Party of Virginia reacts to Biden’s victory in Va.

  Blind Midlothian man shares how he casts his ballot

  ‘I don’t think you can predict it’: A look at what’s expected from Super Tuesday

  Old school measures securing elections in Virginia

  Super Tuesday: Everything you need to know for Virginia’s Democratic primary election

Virginia politicians stuck in elevator on way to Biden event

Former Virginia Gov. Terry McAuliffe and Richmond Mayor Levar Stoney had a good excuse for being late to a news conference for presidential hopeful Joe Biden: they were stuck in an elevator.

Several school districts closed for Super Tuesday

The Super Tuesday primary in Virginia is expected to draw large crowds to the polls, as voters cast ballots for the Democratic presidential nomination.

Former Va. Governor endorses Joe Biden for President

Former Governor Terry McAuliffe he said in part, “We can’t afford four more years of Donald Trump’s hate-driven chaos and Joe Biden is the candidate with the character, experience, and broad appeal to defeat him.”

  Tim Kaine campaigns for Joe Biden in Richmond

Joe Biden is expected to attend an event with Kaine in Norfolk Sunday.

  Senator Amy Klobuchar stops in Richmond ahead of Super Tuesday

Amy Klobuchar stopped in Richmond, Virginia Saturday, just days ahead of Super Tuesday.

Parking restrictions in Richmond to be in place during Primary Election

Several parking restrictions will be in place in Richmond during the Primary Election on Tuesday.

  Latest Virginia poll puts Biden in front, ahead of ‘Super Tuesday’

One of the last sets of polling data before “Super Tuesday,” puts Joe Biden ahead of the pack, but not by much.

Can Mike Bloomberg win over Virginia voters?

They like Mike. Virginia volunteers are campaigning for Democratic presidential candidate Mike Bloomberg.

  Senator Bernie Sanders to campaign in Virginia this week

Democratic presidential hopeful Bernie Sanders will be making stops across the Commonwealth this week in Northern Virginia, along with the Central and Eastern parts of the state.

  Bloomberg’s campaign bus tour makes stop Richmond

Part of the campaign's 'End The Gun Violence' tour.

Virginia General Assembly working on bill that would elect President based on popular vote

The Virginia General assembly is working on passing a bill that would elect a President based on popular vote, instead of Electoral College.

  Gun-owners react to Dem-controlled legislature at 45th ‘Richmond Gun Show'

Thousands of Second Amendment-supporters attended the Richmond Gun Show at the Richmond Raceway Saturday, which is the second-largest show of its kind in Virginia. But on the mind of the enthusiasts - the outcome of last Tuesday’s election.

Elizabeth Warren to host town hall in Norfolk

The event will be open to the public, but tickets need to be reserved for the event.

  Meet Linnard Harris Sr., candidate for 66th House District seat

Linnard Harris Sr. is a veteran, former police officer, entrepreneur and substitute teacher.

Absentee voting in Va. begins Sept. 20

To vote absentee, registered voters must meet one of 20 eligibility requirements listed on the absentee ballot application.

  Abigail Spanberger changes the face of the Virginia 7th District Congressional seat

The Congresswoman-elect is now the first woman to ever win the district and the first Democrat elected there since 1968.

A court order to keep polls open later on Election Day wasn’t followed, Republicans say

After a day of mishaps that slowed voters down by hours in Chesterfield County, a court order that was supposed to extend polling hours wasn’t carried out, Republicans say.

Democrat announces candidacy for state Senate seat

Del. Jennifer Boysko announced Wednesday that she plans to run for a seat currently held by state Sen. Jennifer Wexton in Northern Virginia.

GOP candidate called ‘Bigfoot erotica’ devotee wins race

Denver Riggleman won handily over Democrat Leslie Cockburn (COE'-birn) in Tuesday’s race for the 5th District.

After midterms, Democrats look to make state gains

With the midterms over, Virginia Democrats are looking to keep riding a wave of voter discontent with President Donald Trump to take control of the state legislature next year.

  Spanberger joins ‘wave of women’ in Washington

Congresswoman-elect Abigail Spanberger will join 96 other women elected into the U.S. House of Representatives, Tuesday night.

  Voters voice concerns after troubles at polling precincts

Voters across the Richmond area say they had issues when casting their ballots at the polls.

  Spanberger victorious in 7th District; Brat says ‘voters have spoken’

Rep. incumbent Dave Brat said he would not be conceding Tuesday night in his tight race with Dem. Abigail Spanberger.

Legalized marijuana expands into 3 more states

33 states have now legalized marijuana to some extent.

Republican Rob Wittman re-elected, defeats Vangie Williams in 1st District

Republican Rob Wittman has been re-elected to the U.S. House of Representatives.

Republican U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith re-elected in 9th Congressional District

Republican U.S. Rep. Morgan Griffith has been re-elected in one of Virginia's most reliably right-leaning districts.

Democrat Jennifer Wexton defeats two-term Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock

Democrat Jennifer Wexton has defeated two-term Republican incumbent Barbara Comstock in a northern Virginia congressional race that drew national attention.

GOP Del. Ben Cline defeats Jennifer Lewis for Virginia’s 6th Congressional District

A Republican state lawmaker has defeated his Democratic challenger to maintain GOP control of Virginia's 6th Congressional District.

Republican Joe McNamara defeats Carter Turner for 8th District seat

Republican Joe McNamara defeated Democrat Carter Turner Tuesday in a Roanoke-area House district.

Luria defeats Taylor in Virginia’s 2nd House District

Democrat Elaine Luria defeated Republican U.S. Rep. Scott Taylor of Virginia on Tuesday in a closely watched race that represents a swift turnaround from the incumbent's lopsided victory just two years ago.

Constitutional amendments on tax breaks for military families, homeowners in flood-prone areas pass

Virginia voters have decided to pass two amendments to the state Constitution to allow for tax exemptions affecting spouses of veterans and homeowners in flood-prone areas.

Winners declared in races across Virginia

NBC12 reporters are covering Election Day from several locations and following several stories.

  Community steps in to make sure a student’s vote counts

Community steps in to make sure a student’s vote count

Tim Kaine defeats Corey Stewart to hold U.S. Senate seat

Early predictions say Democrat Tim Kaine will continue to hold his U.S. Senate seat in Virginia after winning over hopefuls Corey Stewart and Matt Waters.

Rep. Denver Riggleman takes 5th District seat, defeats Leslie Cockburn

Republican Denver Riggleman will take the 5th District Congressional seat, winning over hopeful Leslie Cockburn.

Dem. Donald McEachin keeps 4th District seat after defeating Ryan McAdams

Democrat Donald McEachin will keep his seat in the 4th Congressional District, as he defeated hopeful Ryan McAdams on Tuesday.

Precincts seeing ‘presidential’ numbers in voter turnout

Precincts across Virginia are reporter near “presidential” numbers in voter turnout for the 2018 Midterm Elections.

  Problems at the polls? Report your issues here

The State Board Elections is holding four media briefings throughout the day Tuesday to update Central Virginia residents on any issues that may happening.

  Decision 2018: Races making history throughout the country

There's a number of midterm races that could be make history throughout the nation - here's a look at 15 of them.

  What’s on your ballot? Voting underway in Central Virginia

Certified candidates for the Nov. 6 general election.

  Selfies allowed in polling places in Virginia

As voters fill out their ballots on Election Day, a record could be set in Virginia: The number of selfies at a polling place.

  GRTC, churches and other organizations offer free rides for voters

GRTC and other organizations offering free rides on Election Day.

Meet the candidates: McEachin, McAdams, Wells battle for 4th District seat

When voters in the 4th District head to the polls on Tuesday, Nov. 6, they’ll have three names on the ballot

  Meet the candidates: Brat, Spanberger, Walton battle for 7th District seat

A recent poll shows that Brat and Spanberger are locked in a statistical tie for the seat.

  ‘Toss-up’ 5th district pits pair of newcomers to replace outgoing Republican

Political analysts say the race in the 5th Congressional district is now a “toss up.” That could mean a big change for the traditionally Republican district.

Constitutional amendments on ballot deal with tax breaks for military families, homeowners in flood-prone areas

Both proposed amendments would give localities the option to extend certain tax breaks to some homeowners.

  Meet the candidates running for U.S. Senate seat in Virginia

When you head to the polls on Election Day on Nov. 6, you’ll see three names on the ballot for U.S. Senate -- incumbent Democrat Tim Kaine, Republican Corey Stewart and Libertarian Matt Waters.

Virginia’s Democratic congressional hopefuls court Latino voters

In a radio ad released last week, U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine sings the praises of fellow Democratic candidate, Jennifer Wexton - in Spanish.

  Meet the candidates: Cockburn, Riggleman battle for 5th District seat

The 5th District stretches north to south in the central part of Virginia and includes the cities of Danville and Charlottesville as well as counties such as Brunswick, Buckingham, Cumberland, Fluvanna, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg and Prince Edward.

Brat, Spanberger in statistical tie a week out from election

Spanberger leads Republican incumbent Dave Brat 46 percent to 45 percent in the poll released Monday.

Congressman’s office says staffers accused of participating in forgery scandal are no longer with the campaign

Talking Points Memo reported last week that recent campaign finance reports show four of the staffers who were named in civil court proceedings got paid as recently as mid-September.

Who’s financing Corey Stewart’s campaign?

Democratic Sen. Tim Kaine has raised more than $20 million for his reelection campaign. Meanwhile, Stewart’s Senate campaign has so far been able to pull in just over $2 million

Study finds there’s only one state in the U.S. where it’s harder to vote than in Virginia

The study used a “Cost of Voting Index,” which judged states based on the ease of registration and other voting laws, with registration deadlines carrying the most weight.

California professor from 2015 gerrymandering case will redraw Virginia’s voting map

After a House committee advanced a bill earlier this year, Gov. Ralph Northam said he would veto any map that came to his desk

Trump endorses Dave Brat in Virginia’s 7th District race

In a tweet Thursday morning, Trump called Brat one of the “hardest working” and “smartest” people in Washington.

  Dave Brat and Abigail Spanberger face off in Congressional debate

Republican Congressman Dave Brat and Democratic challenger Abigail Spanberger faced off in their only scheduled debate in the race for the 7th District Congressional seat.

Stewart ad again makes harassment claim without substantiation

Republican Senate candidate Corey Stewart released a radio ad on Wednesday, again suggesting his opponent, Democratic Senator Tim Kaine, is hiding possible sexual harrassment allegations against him because the list of the accused has not been released.

  Spanberger campaign apologizes for message left at Brat’s house

"This type of behavior is completely unacceptable and beneath the dignity of this race, and we have already notified these students that they are not welcome to volunteer with our campaign again," Spanberger's campaign said.