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Virginia Primary Day Results and Voter Turnout

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Voters across the commonwealth headed to the polls on Tuesday to cast their ballots in the Virginia Primaries. A number of nominations were up for grabs.

Ralph Northam has unofficially snagged the Democratic nomination for Lieutenant Governor. Northam beat out Aneesh Chopra with 54 percent of the vote.

Mark Herring is the unofficial Democratic nominee for Attorney General. He beat out first time candidate Justin Fairfax by more than 5,000 votes.

The votes are also in for a number of local races.

Tim Allen unofficially walked away with the Democratic nomination for Roanoke City Sheriff, getting 86% of the vote. He will be part of a three-way race in November involving two-term Republican Sheriff Octavia Johnson and Independent candidate Travis Akins.

Two Republican House of Delegates seats were also up for grabs on Tuesday.

Les Adams has been named the unofficial Republican nominee for District 16's seat.

Jeffery Campbell snagged the Republican nomination for District 6 with 70 percent of the vote.

While the polls were open for hours Tuesday, not a lot of voters turned out to cast their ballots.

Around 140,000 voters turned out statewide, while 2,100 people voted in Roanoke City. Some poll workers optimistically estimated they saw 50 people.

Election leaders believe the problem isn't voter apathy, but a lack of advertisement on the state and local levels.

"I don't think its because people don't know so much," said Gloria Dowe, chief election officer at the Highlands No. 1 precinct. "I think that the publicity surrounding it has not revved up the people enough."