Accomack County residents weigh in on primary election

Come Tuesday morning, residents will cast their ballots for their top picks in Virginia's primary election.

It's an election that will decide who the front runners will be in both the House of Representatives and the Senate.

Accomack County is getting a chance to pick between two Democratic and two Republican candidates for the House seat. While also deciding between three Republican candidates to run against Democratic U.S. Sen. Tim Kaine.

One Accomac resident telling 47 ABC, "I vote every time I get the chance, whenever a Tuesday comes along."

But not everyone in Accomack County is planning to put that check next to a candidate's name come Tuesday, June 12th,

Many people telling 47 ABC that they haven't given the primary elections much thought, others say they will wait until the general election.

One local resident hopes they change their mind, "So that you can pick the candidate that's best for the state. If you don't participate then you may end up with somebody who doesn't have a chance to win or somebody who won't do the best for the state."

Although sometimes it's tough for Accomack County residents to get behind it, especially with no local candidates running.

"Being from the shore we feel like we're left out a little bit, but you know we're outnumbered over in Norfolk and Virginia Beach."

"We always hope for somebody local or even if they aren't living here now, if they grew up and went to school here, they'll have a better understanding of the county and the issues that we face."

Polls open up at 6 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.

According the Accomack County Registrar's Office, people who can't make it to the polls tomorrow can cast an absenteee ballot by mail, however the deadline to request an absentee ballot has passed.

Accomack County has 16 polling locations open for voters.

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