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Absentee Voting Opens in Loudoun for 33rd State Senate Seat

Three have qualified for ballot: John C.L. Whitbeck Jr., Jennifer T. Wexton, Joe T. May

Absentee voting has begun for 33rd State Senate seat election in Virginia.
Absentee voting has begun for 33rd State Senate seat election in Virginia.

Absentee voting has opened for the 33rd State Senate seat in the Virginia General Assembly.

The special election for the seat being vacated by Mark Herring, who was elected Virginia’s Attorney General, is set for Jan. 21. The winner will complete the term, which expires Jan. 13, 2016.

Democrat Jennifer T. Wexton, Independent Joe T. May and Republican John C.L. Whitbeck Jr. are vying for the job.

For Loudoun County residents in the 33rd Senate District, in-person absentee voting is now open at the Loudoun Voter Registration Office, 750 Miller Drive SE, Suite C, in Leesburg, from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. The deadline to vote by absentee ballot in person is Saturday, Jan. 18; the office will be open from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. on that day.

The deadline to request an absentee ballot by mail is Tuesday, Jan. 14. Voters can find an absentee ballot application online at www.loudoun.gov/absentee. Completed and signed applications can be submitted in the following ways:

  • Mail to: Voter Registration Office, 750 Miller Dr. SE, Suite C, Leesburg VA  20175
  • Fax to: 703-777-0622
  • Email to: vote@loudoun.gov

This election is open only to registered voters within the 33rd Senate District. To determine if you are a voter in the 33rd Senate District, check your voter identification card, visit www.loudoun.gov/vote and click on ‘Polling Place Lookup’ or call the Voter Registration Office at 703-777-0380. The deadline to register to vote in the election is Jan. 14.

More information is online at www.loudoun.gov/vote.

Mark Gunderman January 04, 2014 at 09:41 AM
Joe May is an electrical engineer, inventor and politician. May holds over twenty patents in the fields of electrical and electronic engineering. Between 1994 and 2014, he served in the Virginia House of delegates, representing the 33rd district. May is a self described moderate. During his time in the House of Delegates, May was co-chair of the Science and Technology committee from 1998–2001 and chair from 2002–2007. Since 2008, he has been chair of the committee on Transportation. Awards: Virginia's Outstanding Industrialist of the Year Lifetime Achievement Award, 1996 Northern Virginia Technology Council, Tech Tenure Award, 1999 Governor's Legislative Leadership Award, 2000 Virginia Transit Legislator of the Year, 2000 Greater Washington Area "Engineer of the Year" Award, 2001 Virginia Biotechnology Association, Legislator of the Year, 2001 Virginia Biotechnology Association, Legislator of the Year (2001) Government Technology Magazine, In the Arena Award (2003) Civil War Preservation Trust, State Leadership Award (2007) Virginia Tech Academy of Engineering Excellence (2009)

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