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Monday, Nov 7, 2016 at 1:09 PM
Nonpartisan Organization Brings Young Latinos To The Polls

Nonpartisan Organization Brings Young Latinos To The Polls

New numbers out this morning show many early voters, especially in battleground states, are Hispanic. News4's Barbara Harrison speaks with Maria Urbina of Voto Latino, a nonpartisan civic engagement group... Watch »

Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 at 11:54 AM

Guide to Early & Absentee Voting in the DC Area

While Virginia does not have early voting, residents in the commonwealth can participate in absentee voting. Read »

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2016 at 6:59 AM

DC Voters to Consider Statehood

Turning the District of Columbia into the nation's 51st state has long been a popular political position among city residents and their elected leaders. On Tuesday, they'll get to vote on whether they want... Read »

Monday, Nov 7, 2016 at 6:38 AM

Clinton Leads Trump by 6 Points in Va., Poll Says

Clinton Leads Trump by 6 Points in Va., Poll Says

Hillary Clinton leads Donald Trump by six points in Virginia, according to the final poll from the Wason Center for Public Policy. Read »

Monday, Nov 7, 2016 at 6:51 PM

Jaffe: As Juvenile Crime Skyrockets, How Does DC Respond?

Jaffe: As Juvenile Crime Skyrockets, How Does DC Respond?

The chances that a kid under the age of 18 will stick a gun in your face and ask for your wallet, cell phone, bike or another valuable is skyrocketing in the nation’s capital. Read »

Monday, Nov 7, 2016 at 10:22 PM

Election Day Voting Guide: What You Need to Know

Election Day Voting Guide: What You Need to Know

Election Day is just one day away. And while you may know who you'll cast your vote for, there is some important information you need to keep in mind as you head to your polling place Tuesday. Read »

Friday, Nov 4, 2016 at 7:20 PM
Montgomery County Voters to Consider Term Limits

Montgomery County Voters to Consider Term Limits

On the ballot in Montgomery County, voters will have to weigh the issue of term limits for the county council and county executive. The proposed limits would be three consecutive terms, or 12 years, in the same... Watch »

Saturday, Nov 5, 2016 at 6:05 AM

Gold Star Father Khizr Khan Campaigns for Clinton in Va.

Khan, a Muslim-American, gained national attention when he spoke alongside his wife during the Democratic National Convention, lashing out at Donald Trump for his proposal to ban Muslims from entering the... Read »

Monday, Nov 7, 2016 at 10:01 PM

Election Day FAQ: ID, Selfies, Bringing Kids & More

Election Day FAQ: ID, Selfies, Bringing Kids & More

This campaign season has been rough -- don't let your election day end up that way, too! Check out our guide to voting etiquette and rules to make sure your Tuesday is a breeze. Read »

Friday, Nov 4, 2016 at 12:41 PM

Write-in Candidates for President Up 60% in Md.

Write-in Candidates for President Up 60% in Md.

Maryland State Board of Elections records show a 60 percent spike in registered presidential write-in candidates in the 2016 election. Read »

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Julie Carey News4 Virginia Reporter Julie Carey is a News4 reporter focusing on Virginia issues and politics.
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