NORFOLK- Long-time Norfolk Mayor Paul Fraim faces two challengers in an effort to keep his seat. Challengers Jane Bethel and Michael Muhammad are both seeking to replace Fraim, who has been Mayor of Norfolk since 1994.
Norfolk voters will also elect members of the city council in Wards 3, 4, and 5 (incumbents in Wards 1 and 2 did not face any challengers).
Voters in Hampton will also choose a new mayor. George Wallace, who was appointed to fill out the term of Molly Ward who resigned to join President Obama's administration (and is now the Virginia Secretary of Natural Resources), faces a challenge from Frank Ottofaro Jr. The winner will finish out the rest of Ward's term. Hampton also has three seats available on the city council including one to replace Wallace's seat.
Chesapeake and Newport News will also elect members of their city councils. Chesapeake, Hampton, and Newport News will all choose school board members Tuesday.
In North Carolina, much of the focus is on who will be the Republican nominee to face incumbent Democrat Kay Hagan in what could be one of the most watched U.S. Senate races in the country. State Rep. Thom Tillis is the most well known of eight potential GOP challengers to Hagan. A candidate must win 40% of the vote in the primary to avoid a runoff between the top two candidates.
We'll also be following primaries in North Carolina's 1st and 3rd U.S. House districts, 1st and 3rd State Senate districts, and 5th, 6th, and 27th State House districts.
There are also numerous races in smaller localities throughout the area.
The polls will close at 7 p.m. in Virginia and 7:30 p.m.North Carolina. We'll have results throughout the evening on wvec.com.