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Recent years have seen tremendous growth of absentee balloting in Virginia.

Parties and candidates use that data to get out the vote. But  the new trend is also making election returns less informative.

Is May the best time to vote in local elections? That’s an open question in Virginia, where several local elections happened this week.

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A new report gives high marks to Virginia when it comes to serving voters. The wait to cast a ballot is shorter than it used to be. 

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This year, only one congressional race in Virginia is competitive. That means almost all the members of Virginia’s congressional delegation are in totally safe seats. During the General Assembly election last year, NONE of the incumbents lost their seats. Now, one member of the House of Delegates says it’s time to introduce some more competition into the process.

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Prosecutors in Virginia are elected to four-year terms. But that doesn’t necessarily mean they have to do much campaigning. A new report from the ACLU of Virginia says the vast majority of these elections are uncontested.

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