Firehouse Primaries 2017
The statewide Primary Election on June 13 is for statewide office holders, including Governor and Lieutenant Governor.
Local primary elections for Montgomery County Supervisors are held separately, as "firehouse primaries" or "unassembled caucuses." Republicans will hold their primary on May 20; Democrats will hold their primary June 10.
Republican and Democratic Parties to Hold "Firehouse Primaries"
The statewide Primary Election on June 13 is for statewide office holders, including Governor and Lieutenant Governor. Both parties have multiple candidates for these offices. The primaries will determine who is on the ballot in November.
Local primary elections for Montgomery County Supervisors are held separately, as "firehouse primaries" or "unassembled caucuses." Unassembled caucuses are structured like primaries or elections; you show up, cast a ballot, then leave. Both parties will hold their primaries at the Montgomery County Government Center, 755 Roanoke Street, Christiansburg, VA 24073.
Voters will select nominees for District Supervisors to be voted on in the November 7 General Election. Districts A, C, and D have primaries. Multiple candidates are running for the Republican nomination for District C and for the Democratic nomination for District A. You can participate only in the caucus for the district in which you reside. You must be a registered voter. Bring a valid ID and voter registration card.
Republican Primary, May 20, 10 am - 2 pm
District C Candidates: Zach Milton, Steve Fijalkowski, and Carl East
You are in District C if you vote at Meadowbrook Library, Christiansburg Church of Christ, Hall's United Methodist Church, or Falling Branch Elementary School.
Democratic Primary, June 10, 8 am - 3 pm
Absentee voting: Montgomery County Democratic Committee meeting May 18, 7-8:30 pm, Montgomery County Health Department, 210 Pepper Street, Christiansburg
District A Candidates: Annette Perkins and Sara Bohn
You are in District A if you vote at Slusser Chapel Church of God on Mt. Tabor Road, Blacksburg Branch Public Library, or Margaret Beeks Elementary School.
The importance of these primaries
The Supervisors make a lot of decisions regarding taxes, schools, and land use in Montgomery County. They adopt and enforce policies for police, sanitation, and health. They affect our daily living in many ways.
The primaries, more than the General Election in November, will determine who serves on the Board of Supervisors.