The winner will hold the seat for just under two years, through the remainder of Herring's term, which ends Jan. 16, 2016.
Polls in the 33rd District will be open all day on Jan. 21, from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Polling places in the 33rd District for the special election will include:
- Herndon #1 (Herndon Elementary School)
- Herndon #2 (Herndon Community Center)
- Herndon #3 (Herndon Middle School)
- Hutchison Elementary School, Herndon
- Coates Elementary School, Oak Hill
- Brookfield Elementary School, Chantilly
- Franklin Middle School, Chantilly
- Rachel Carson Middle School, Oak Hill
- Frying Pan (Visitor Center at Frying Pan Farm Park, Oak Hill)
- McNair Elementary School, Oak Hill
Herring's resignation from his State Senate seat officially becomes effective this Saturday, Jan. 11.
The deadline to register to vote in this special election is this coming Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 5 p.m.
The deadline to apply to vote by absentee ballot is also this coming Tuesday, Jan. 14 at 5 p.m.
The final day for in-person absentee voting is next Saturday, Jan. 18 at 5 p.m.
The absentee ballot return deadline is the end of the day on election day, Tuesday, Jan. 21 at 7 p.m.
There will be three candidates on the ballot for the State Senate seat.
In a recent firehouse primary, Leesburg attorney Jennifer Wexton received the Democratic party nomination over Herndon Town Councilwoman Sheila Olem.
John Whitbeck, an attorney and chairman of the 10th Congressional District Republican Committee, won his party's nomination in a Mass Meeting last month over public relations specialist Ron Meyer of Herndon.
Former Delegate Joe May, who lost re-election to his seat in the last election, originally announced his intention to seek the Republican party nomination for the State Senate seat, but just hours later announced he would instead run as an Independent, denouncing the way the Republican party opted for what he called a "secret Mass Meeting" rather than the usual firehouse primary.
See a sample ballot on Fairfax County's elections website.
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