primary elections

Much of the conversation surrounding the midterm elections focuses on the estimated 40 percent of U.S. adults who plan to vote on Nov. 4, but the much larger share of those who won’t be at the polls are younger, poorer and more racially diverse. credit: Logan Mock-Bunting/Getty Images

Virginia Voters Picking Candidates in Primary Election

Voting is underway in Virginia’s primary elections, which may shape November’s general election fight over control of the Senate and determine who leads the state House of Delegates.


BOWLING GREEN, OH - OCTOBER 2:  A sign directs people where to vote during early voting at the Wood County Court House October 2, 2012 in Bowling Green, Ohio. Early voting began October 2 in the battleground state of Ohio, five weeks before election day on November 6.  (Photo by J.D. Pooley/Getty Images)

Virginia Voters Set to Head to Polls Tuesday

Virginia voters are set to head to the polls for primary elections around the state.


Outside Fairfax Presbyterian Church in Fairfax, Va. where voter turnout is expected to be paltry. (credit: Kevin Patrick/All-News 99.1 WNEW)

Few Voters Expected at Virginia Primaries

With the major party gubernatorial choices for this fall settled, a paltry turnout is expected Tuesday as Virginia Democrats pick their down-ballot nominees and nominations are decided for 11 contested House of Delegates seats.


The U.S. Justice Department will follow is routine practice of monitoring Florida and Wisconsin's primary elections on Tuesday. (Photo by Jessica Kourkounis/Getty Images)

Justice Department Will Monitor FL And WI Primaries

The Justice Department routinely deploys observers to monitor elections across the country, with an eye toward discriminatory voting practices, harassment and intimidation.