This Tuesday is election day. If you happen to live somewhere that is holding an election—like the entire Commonwealth of Virginia—be sure to vote. Virginians will be casting ballots for Governor, Lieutenant Governor, Attorney General, the House of Delegates, and various other local issues. While these elections consistently get less attention and fewer voters than elections for President of the United States, they are arguably more important. State governments have a huge impact on individuals’ quality of life, often much more so than the federal government.
As has been the case since 2004, Off on a Tangent will be providing live election-night coverage on Tuesday. Coverage will commence as the polls close at 7pm and will continue until I have made calls for all elections I’m following, or midnight (whichever comes first). In addition to live results for all races in which I have made endorsements, I’ll also report any worthy election night news in a ‘live blog’ form. If any races remain un-called at midnight, coverage will re-start with occasional updates (as time permits) on Wednesday.
I’ve stated my opinions about these races, but whether you agree with me or not it is very important that you exercise your right to vote. See you at the polls!