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Primarily speaking, a slow down of voting

“Slow” is the word Halifax County General Registrar Judy Meeler used to describe voting at county polls Tuesday during the Democratic primary held to select the party’s nominees for lieutenant governor and attorney general in the November election.

Low voter turnout was predicted across the state Tuesday.

On the Democratic Primary ballot were two candidates seeking the lieutenant governor’s post including Aneesh Chopra of Arlington, a former Virginia Secretary of Technology and U. S. Chief of Technology with the Obama administration, and Ralph Northam of Norfolk, a state senator who serves Norfolk, Virginia Beach and the Eastern Shore area.

Vying for the position of attorney general were Justin E. Fairfax, an Assistant United States Attorney for the Eastern District of Virginia, and State Senator Mark R. Herrin of Loudon County.

The Democratic gubernatorial nomination is uncontested with Terry McAuliffe of Fairfax, former chairman of the Democratic Party and businessman and entrepreneur, leading the Democratic ticket.

Winners of Tuesday’s Democratic Primary will challenge in November the Republican nominees chosen last month.

Headlining the GOP ticket is gubernatorial candidate and current Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli.

Joining Cuccinelli on the ballot are Hampton Roads pastor E. W. Jackson seeking the lieutenant governor’s post, and Harrisburg State Senator Mark Obenshain who is running for attorney general.