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Candidates for the competitive 5th Congressional District met in rural Madison County Thursday night for a debate. Both candidates agree healthcare and the economy are top issues for the area.

Virginia's elections systems have multiple problems, including an unreliable technology system and a leadership structure susceptible to undue political influence, according to a new report.

Are the voter rolls in Virginia full of former voters who have moved or died?  Or as some argue, perhaps the problem is that election officials are becoming too aggressive in purging the rolls.

Recent years have seen tremendous growth of absentee balloting in Virginia.

Parties and candidates use that data to get out the vote. But  the new trend is also making election returns less informative.

Is May the best time to vote in local elections? That’s an open question in Virginia, where several local elections happened this week.