The district encompasses the Eastern Shore and 7 precincts in Norfolk plus part of an 8th precinct. (Norfolk precincts: Part of Granby plus Ocean View School, Northside, Suburban Park, Wesley, Ocean View Center, Pretlow and Crossroads.) According to VPAP, 63% of the registered voters are on the shore.
Democrats will hold a firehouse primary this Saturday, February 1, from 10am to 2pm to nominate the party’s candidate. According to the call, available on the Norfolk Democrats website, there will be four voting locations in Accomack, two in Northampton, and one in Norfolk – at Crossroads Elementary School. The filing deadline was last Friday and according to VPAP, three candidates have filed.
I could not locate the call for the Republican Party but VPAP says the nominating contest will be held Saturday, February 8, and two candidates have filed. I will update this one I have more information.
UPDATE: I have obtained a copy of the call. Republicans will nominate their candidates at a mass meeting Saturday, February 8. The meeting will be held at Nandua High School (26350 Langford Ave, Onley VA 23417), beginning at 2:30 pm.