Indivisible Charlottesville Holds Primary Election Rally
ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) - A rally to drum up voters for the Albemarle County and Charlottesville primary elections was held Monday. The results could shape politics across the state.
Indivisible Charlottesville, a democratic, progressive organization, held the rally at the Albemarle County Office Building.
The group says many people still do not understand the importance of voting in the election and some are still unaware of who is on the ballot, what is on the ballot, and when the election is held.
In an off year, off-season election, voter turnout is often typically low, but the group is hoping to make a change.
"Your voice actually matters, even more, when there's a low turnout. The decisions that are made in the primary election will affect who's on the ballot in November, and who goes on to represent us in Richmond, who goes on to represent us in our city councils, our board of supervisors, things like that,” said Caroline Melton of Indivisible Charlottesville.
Democrats in Charlottesville will choose candidates for City Council and the 57th House District. Democrats in Albemarle County may vote in that House race, the 17th Senate District, sheriff, or county supervisor - depending on where they live.
Republicans in part of the county can vote in the 17th Senate District nomination.
Another rally will be held on Monday, June 10, the day before Election Day.