Be A Voter: A Nonpartisan Resource for Election Information


June 23, 2020 is the primary election to determine the candidates for Representatives of Congressional Districts and one of Virginia’s two United States Senators. Bedford County residents reside in either the 5th Congressional District or the 6th Congressional District.

Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, Bedford County encourages citizens to vote by absentee ballot this year. You can apply for an absentee ballot online, or call the Registrar at (540) 586-7649.

Important Dates for June 23rd Primary Election

Add to Calendar May 26, 2020: Last day to register to vote.

Add to Calendar June 16, 2020: Last day to request absentee ballot by mail. Be aware of mailing times!

Add to Calendar June 20, 2020: Last day to vote absentee in person.

Add to Calendar June 23rd, 2020: Primary Election Day.


Please note: These are the candidates who qualified for the Virginia ballot by the rules set forth by the state.

The 5th Congressional District Republican Committee will hold a convention to choose the 5th District nominee. No candidates are listed, but a link to convention information is included.

Democratic Candidates




Candidate Website

U. S. Senate Statewide Mark Warner (uncontested, no primary) Candidate Website
U. S. House of Representatives 5th Congressional R. D. Huffstetler, Jr Candidate Website
B. Cameron Webb Candidate Website
Claire C. Russo Candidate Website
John D. Lesinski Candidate Website
6th Congressional No candidate qualified

Republican Candidates

U. S. Senate Statewide Daniel M. Gade Candidate Website
Thomas A. Speciale II Candidate Website
Alissa A. Baldwin Candidate Website
U. S. House of Representatives 5th District Non-primary process – District Convention 5th Congressional District Republican Committee
6th District Ben Cline (uncontested, no primary) Candidate Website


Political Parties - State Level Websites

This page is compiled and maintained by librarians at the Bedford Public Library System. Links to political parties and/or campaign websites are for informational purposes only and do not in any way constitute an endorsement.

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