Primaries for Nov 2 Election

Primaries for Nov 2 Election
Democratic Primary: Apr 23 to June 5
The primary will select statewide candidates for attorney general, lieutenant governor, and governor. The primary in Arlington will also select a candidate to fill an empty seat on the County Board. The County Board candidates are Chanda Choun website and Takis Karantonis website. Incumbent State delegates are running unopposed so will not be on the primary ballot. Sample Ballot
● Early in-person voting starts Friday, April 23 at 3 locations:
 • Courthouse Plaza (2100 Clarendon Blvd.
 • Madison Community Center (3829 N Stafford St.
 • Walter Reed Community Center (2909 16th St. S
More Information (VADEMS)
● Absentee ballots will be sent on April 23 to early applicants and then as applications are received. The deadline to request a vote by mail ballot is May 28. Deadline for returning ballots in person is 7PM on June 8 or postmarked by June 8 and received by 12PM on June 11.
● Deadline to register to vote in the Primary is May 17.
Request A Vote By Mail Ballot and Register to Vote
To apply for an Absentee ballot you will need to provide your Virginia Driver’s license or state ID number, date of birth, and Social Security number.

Democratic School Board Caucus May 17 – 23
School Board candidates run as independents in Virginia and cannot be nominated by a party in a primary. The Arlington Democrats is running an endorsement caucus. The caucus will be conducted using online. Voting will be open 24/7 during the week of May 17-23. For more information and to vote during the voting week go to the VaDems School Board Caucus Page
Candidates are Miranda Turner website and Mary Kadera website.

Republican Primary
The Republican Party will hold a state convention on May 8. Arlington GOP

General Election Nov 2
On Election Day, all Arlington polling places are open from 6AM to 7PM.

Arlington County Information
Arlington 2021 Voter Guide
Arlington 2021 Elections Webpage

Choun – Karantonis Rematch in County Board Primary

Choun – Karantonis Rematch in County Board Primary
County Board member Takis Karantonis, who is serving a partial term after being elected in a special election last year, will again face Chanda Choun in the Democratic primary. The two previously ran against each other in the the special election to fill the late Erik Gutshall’s seat. The Democratic primary is June 8 with early voting beginning April 23. ARLnow
2018 Candidate Essay: Chanda Choun
2020 Candidate Essay: Takis Karantonis

Metro Clamps Down for Inauguration

Metro Clamps Down for Inauguration
Metro will close 13 stations: 11 on Friday and 2 on Saturday. Stations will remain closed until Friday morning. Trains will pass through the closed stations without stopping. Beginning Friday and continuing for 6 days trains will operate on a Saturday schedule: every 15 minutes, except every 12 minutes on the Red Line.
On Jan 16 (Sat) Metro Center & Gallery Place will also close.
  Buses on 26 routes will detour around the security perimeter from Fri to Thur. Buses will operate normal service on weekdays and weekends, except on Jan 20 buses will operate on a Saturday schedule. News Release

Oct 12 General Meeting is Virtual Candidates Night

Oct 12 General Meeting is a Virtual Candidates Night
When: Monday October 12 (Columbus Day), 8PM
Where: Online via Zoom
The October meeting will feature the two County Board candidates running for one open seat on the County Board.
 ● Libby Garvey (incumbent Democrat) website
 ● Audrey Clement (independent) website
In addition to opening and closing remarks by the candidates, you can ask the candidates about the issues that are important to you.

The meeting will be conducted online via Zoom (see below for details).
ONLINE ONLY: There is no meeting at the Community House.
A link to the meeting will be emailed to all subscribers to the LVCA broadcast email on the day of the event (Oct 12); just click the link in the email to join the meeting. Please join the meeting a bit early, like 7:50 PM, so you will be ready when we start promptly at 8 PM. The meeting is limited to 100 attendees so latecomers may not be able to join.
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Invitation to Join the LVCA Executive Committee

Invitation to Join the LVCA Executive Committee

LVCA Needs You!
Help LVCA make a difference for the neighborhood. We are always interested in welcoming new people and have several officer positions needing someone to step in. This could be you!

If you are interested, please email LVCA President John Carten. He will be happy to answer your questions about community needs and how LVCA helps meet those needs.

LVCA will elect new officers for the 2020-2021 year at its next in-person general meeting. Meetings are currently on pause due to COVID-19 restrictions. All terms are for one-year starting in September. Current Members & More Information

County Board Candidate Debates

County Board Candidate Debates
Candidates running in the Special County Board election debated
 ● June 9 debate hosted by the Chamber of Commerce
 ● June 10 debate hosted by the Arlington Committee of 100

Left to Right: Bob Cambridge (R), Susan Cunningham (I), Takis Karantonis (D)

View Chamber of Commerce Debate
The debate starts at about the 5:30 minute mark.

View Committee of 100 Debate
The debate starts at about 9 minute mark.

● Candidates (Term to expire Dec 31, 2021)
 ● Takis Karantonis (D) website
 ● Bob Cambridge (R) website
 ● Susan Cunningham (I) website

Democrats Endorse Diaz-Torres & Priddy for School Board

Democrats Endorse Diaz-Torres & Priddy for School Board
Cristina Diaz-Torres and David Priddy have emerged on top of a five-candidate field for the Democratic school board endorsement. The mail-in ballot resulted in high voter turnout: “More than 5,700 ballots were cast, far exceeding the 1,994 ballots cast in the 2019 in-person School Board Caucus.” These candidates will compete in the Nov 3 general election against Independent candidate Symone Walker.

News Release

School Board Candidate Websites

School Board Candidate Websites

There are two open seats. Election day is Nov 3.
Democratic Candidates
● Cristina Diaz-Torres website
● David Priddy website
● Sandy Munnell website
● Terron Sims website
● Steven Krieger website

Democrats will compete in a mail-in primary. All ballot requests, both online and mailed, must be received (not postmarked) by the Arlington Dems by May 7, 2020 (11:59 p.m. EDT). Filled-in ballots must be mailed back in the provided envelope in time to be received (not postmarked) by Arlington Dems by May 30. Arlington Dems expects to announce their endorsement by June 9.

Independent Candidate
● Symone Walker website

Mar 9 School Board Candidates Night

Mar 9 School Board Candidates Night

March LVCA Monthly General Meeting

When: Mon, Mar 9 at 8pm
Where: LV Community House, 1920 North Highland St

Come hear from all 6 School Board candidates. This is an unusual year as 2 Board members will be elected and two current Board members are not running for re-election.

This is your opportunity to hear from the candidates and ask questions on the issues you are most concerned about.

● Symone Walker website

● Cristina Diaz-Torres website

● David Priddy website

● Sandy Munnell website

● Terron Sims website

● Steven Krieger website

Candidates Steven Krieger, David Priddy, and Symone Walker spoke out against the plan to move three elementary schools at recent School Board meetings.

Recent posts about School Issues

6 Democrats Announce for School Board

Two new School Board members will be elected at the Nov 3 general election because the two incumbent School Board members, Tannia Talento and Nancy Van Doren, are not running for reelection. The latest candidate to announce is Steven Krieger.

The updated list of candidates is:

● Symone Walker website

● Cristina Diaz-Torres website

● David Priddy website

● Sandy Munnell website

● Terron Sims website

● Steven Krieger website

More about Arlington Democrats candidates website

Video of 5 candidates at the Arlington County Democratic Committee meeting

The Arlington GOP website is not presently showing any candidates.

Candidates Night 2019 Meeting Recap

The October meeting featured three of the four County Board candidates running for the two open seats. Arron O’Dell did not attend.
Christian Dorsey (incumbent Democrat) Website
Katie Cristol (incumbent Democrat) Website
Audrey Clement (Independent) Website
Arron O’Dell (Independent) Website

Opening Statements



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