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11/21/2013 - Republican Primary today - Click here to print this information

Republicans will vote today to select a candidate to face Delegate Lynwood Lewis in a special election to be held in December to fill the vacant Senate seat of Ralph Northam.

The election will be held from 3 til 7 p.m. Three candidates are seeking the nomination. Norfolk businessman Wayne Coleman, Attorney John Coggeshall and Commercial Litigation Attorney Richard Ottinger will face off in the firehouse primary.

In Northampton, voting will take place at Little Italy in Nassawadox. In Accomack County, those who vote in the Accomac, Onley, Melfa, Onancock, Bobtown, Painter and Wachapreague precincts will vote at the Accomack Republican at Chesapeake Square in Onley. Voters from Bloxom, Parksley, Saxis, Mappsville, Oak Hall and Rue will vote at there Parksley Fire House. Voters from Atlantic, Greenbackville, and Chincoteague will vote at the Chincoteague Community Center and voters from Tangier will vote at the Tangier Fire House.

Should Lewis win in the special election, at least one Accomack County Supervisor has tossed his hat into the ring to fill the House of Delegates seat. Atlantic District Supervisor Ron Wolfe has indicated his intention to run should another special election become necessary.

No pledges or oaths are required to participate in today's vote.

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