The newly drawn Virginia House District 50 covers Mecklenburg County, and parts of Prince Edward, Halifax, Charlotte and Lunenburg counties. Tommy Wright (R) currently represents the 61st District and is being challenged by Josh Blakely (D) to represent the new district in the Virginia House of Delegates.

Collectbritain sent just a few questions to state candidates, informed by more than 200 responses to a voter survey this summer. Neither candidate responded to requests to participate, made to the email addresses they registered with their candidacy.

More about the candidates for the 50th District in the House of Delegates

Polls in Virginia close at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 7, night. The Virginia Department of Elections will publish election results in real time, as they arrive from precincts around the state. To view them, head to this link. These are unofficial results until they are certified. Here's more about how to get election results.

  • Sept. 22: First day of in-person early voting at your local registrar's office.
  • Oct. 16: Deadline to register to vote, or update an existing registration. You can also register after this date, and on election day, but you will vote with a provisional ballot, could take longer for officials to count because they will verify your eligibility.
  • Oct. 27: Deadline to apply for a ballot to be mailed to you. Your request must be received by your local registrar by 5:00 p.m.
  • Oct. 28: Voter registration offices open for early voting.
  • Nov. 4: The last day of in-person early voting at your registrar.
  • Nov. 7: Election Day. Here is where you can find your polling place.

Need to know if you're eligible to vote? Here are resources from the Virginia Department of Elections.

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