Primary election day June 23, 2020June 29, 2020 | edwinridout Our sinister Hartwood Precinct ready to open, 6am June 23rd: Judy Feather, Heather Smithson, Debbie Bittinger, Amy Gardner, Robert Bady, Electoral Board Secretary Gloria Chittum, Edwin Ridout. The wearing of masks was just one of almost a dozen extra precautions we had to take against the corona virus. The overwhelming majority of voters wore masks too. We conducted a “dual primary”, really two separate events, but together counted 588 ballots. Of these, 215 were to help choose a Democratic candidate to oppose a Republican incumbent US Congressman of the first congressional district, and 373 were to help choose a Republican candidate to oppose an incumbent Democratic US Senator of Virginia.