VPM Daily Newscast: Nov. 7, 2023
The VPM Daily Newscast contains all your Central Virginia news in just 5 to 10 minutes. Episodes are recorded the night before.
Here’s a recap of the top stories on the morning of Nov. 7, 2023:
What happens after polls close: A 2023 VPM News voter guide
Reported by VPM News’ Patrick Larsen
After polls close in Virginia, a month-or-longer process of vote counting, certification and risk-limiting audits begins.
Local and state elections officials will follow detailed steps laid out in state law and regulations to confirm beyond any doubt the race results that many news outlets — VPM News included — will unofficially call on election night. According to a recently published report by the nonprofit Informing Democracy, the commonwealth’s system is very secure.
Virginia State Police and state election officials have prepared a plan for determining whether voters who use Virginia’s same-day voter registration were mistakenly removed from the rolls.
It’s unclear if the process is connected to the improper removal of nearly 3,400 voters from the state rolls ahead of the Nov. 7 election. The Virginia Department of Elections said in an Oct. 27 release that the individuals were people who’d had probation violations that were “misclassified” as much more serious — and in Virginia, disenfranchising — felony convictions.
But VPM News has identified at least two additional cases where individuals were removed from state rolls for reasons that seem to go beyond that scenario.
11 candidates vie for Chesterfield supervisor seats
Reported by VPM News’ Ian M. Stewart
The five magisterial districts that make up Chesterfield County are each represented by a Board of Supervisors member. And on Tuesday, four supervisors' seats are up for grabs.
Eleven people are vying to serve four-year terms on the board, which is currently made up of two Democrats and three Republicans. Among those, three female candidates aim to diversify the current all-male board.
The candidates have focused on issues ranging from education funding to improving roads — including for pedestrians and cyclists — as well as slowing residential and commercial growth.
Catch up on VPM News election coverage
In other news
- City Elders: National Dominionist group puts down roots in the Valley (Daily News-Record)*
- Developers pay $15M for 5-acre Dominion complex near the Fan (Richmond BizSense)*
- Missy Elliott says ‘Words cannot describe’ being first female rapper inducted into Rock & Roll Hall of Fame (Billboard)
*This outlet utilizes a paywall.