Republican Primary one week from today!

The 8th District Republican primary for Congress will take place one week from today!
The two candidates running are attorney Matthew Berry and retired U.S. Army Col. Patrick Murray.


Under Virginia law, you can vote absentee because of at least one of the following reasons:

  • You are absent for business purposes, for example, you are employed somewhere other than your hometown;
  • You are a student at a higher education institution (such as college away from your hometown);
  • You are absent for personal business or vacation;
  • You have a disability, illness, or are pregnant, making you unable to get to the polls;
  • You are working 11 of the 13 hours the polls will be open;
  • You are active duty military.
  • Click here to see the full list of reasons.

It is extremely important to vote, so if you cannot get to the polls next Tuesday, please vote absentee.

The deadline for applying to vote absentee by mail in Arlington County, Alexandria City, Fairfax County, and Falls Church City is today, June 1, by 5:00 pm. Download the application here. Since it is so close to the deadline, if you have not already applied, please try to vote absentee in person if possible.

The deadline for voting absentee in person, meaning you physically go to your respective elections office to cast your vote, is ongoing and continues through Saturday, June 5th. Details are as follows:

Please feel free to comment on this post or email Chairman Mike Ginsberg at with any questions.

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