Live Coverage: 2015 Election Results

constitutionAugusta Free Press reports live with updated numbers and final results from the 2015 Virginia local and General Assembly elections.

 

Heavy turnout in Augusta County, 9:54 p.m. An unofficial final count of voter turnout in Augusta County on Election Day had 18,482 people casting ballots on Tuesday. The turnout ratio was solid for an off-year local election, at 43.5 percent. For comparison, there were 20.409 votes cast in the county in the 2013 governor’s race, for a 47.9 percent turnout rate.

Tim Martin elected Augusta County Commonwealth attorney, 9:50 p.m. Republican Tim Martin defeats long-time incumbent Lee Ervin to be elected the new Commonwealth attorney in Augusta County.

Donald Smith elected Augusta County sheriff, 9:47 p.m. With only one precinct still to be reported, Donald Smith has a 2,000-plus-vote lead on the field in the Augusta County sheriff race. Smith is the new sheriff of Augusta County.

Smith on the verge, 9:44 p.m. With 15 of 26 precincts reporting, Donald Smith has a 1,721-vote lead on the field in the Augusta County sheriff race. Smith is at 37.6 percent. Neil Kester is second at 22.4 percent.

Smith lead holding, 9:35 p.m. Donald Smith is at 34.8 percent in the four-way Augusta County sheriff race with 13 of 26 precincts reporting. Smith has an 1,123-vote lead over Neil Kester.

Growing lead for Tim Martin in Commonwealth attorney race, 9:33 p.m. Republican Tim Martin has a 2,215-vote lead over incumbent Lee Ervin with 13 of 26 precincts reporting in Augusta County. Martin is at 63.4 percent in the two-way race.

Commanding lead for Ben Cline in 24th District, 9:25 p.m. Ben Cline will win re-election in the 24th House District. With 33 of 47 precincts reporting, Cline, the Republican incumbent, is at 69.5 percent, with a 5,726-vote lead over Democrat Ellen Arthur.

Safe to call it for Landes now, 9:20 p.m. Republican Steve Landes will win re-election in the 25th District. Landes has 61.3 percent of the vote in the two-way race with 15 of 27 precincts reporting. Only one of the outstanding precincts is in Albemarle County, which Democrat Angela Lynn is winning with 54.1 percent of the vote. Landes is at 77.1 percent in Augusta County and 73.6 percent in Rockingham County.

Landes lead grows in 25th, 9:12 p.m. Three more precincts reporting in the 25th District, and Republican Steve Landes has 61.8 percent, to 38.1 percent for Democrat Angela Lynn. Fourteen of the 27 precincts in the district have reported. Landes has a 2,230-vote lead.

Donald Smith holds lead in Augusta County sheriff race, 9:08 p.m. Donald Smith is at 35.7 percent to lead the four-way Augusta County sheriff race with 11 of 26 precincts reporting. Neil Kester is second at 22.4 percent, 949 votes back.

Growing lead for Tim Martin in Commonwealth attorney race, 9:05 p.m. Republican Tim Martin is at 62.8 percent in the Augusta County Commonwealth attorney race. Martin’s lead over incumbent Lee Ervin is 1,590 votes with 10 of 26 precincts reporting.

Landes holds solid lead in 25th, 9:03 p.m. Republican Steve Landes is at 61.7 percent with 11 of 27 precincts reporting in the 25th District. Landes has a 1,494-vote lead over Democrat Angela Lynn.

Bell up 4.600 votes in 20th, 9:00 p.m. The lead for Republican Dickie Bell is still growing. Bell is at 71.8 percent, and Libertarian Will Hammer is at 27.1 percent. Bell has a 4,663-vote lead with 26 of 35 precincts reporting.

Upset in the making in Augusta County Commonwealth attorney race, 8:55 p.m. Republican Tim Martin has a big lead over long-time incumbent Lee Ervin in the Commonwealth attorney race. Martin is at 63.5 percent of the vote in the two-candidate race with eight of 26 precincts reporting. Martin has a 1,346-vote lead at this stage.

Augusta County sheriff numbers trickling in, 8:53 p.m. Donald Smith has a solid lead with eight of 26 precincts reporting. Smith is at 36.1 percent, with Neil Kester a distant second at 23.6 percent. Smith has a 720-vote lead over Kester and the rest of the field in the four-candidate race.

Bell has commanding lead in 20th House District, 8:44 p.m. Dickie Bell is at 71.6 percent with 21 of 35 precincts reporting in the 20th District. Bell has a 3,834-vote lead on Libertarian Will Hammer.

Numbers slowly coming in, 8:33 p.m. Steve Landes is at 67.4 percent with seven of 27 precincts reporting in the 25th District. Ben Cline is at 61.1 percent with 20 of 47 precincts reporting in the 24th. Dickie Bell is at 68.4 percent with 17 of 35 precincts reporting in the 20th.

Landes running up big margins in Augusta, 8:24 p.m. A second Augusta County precinct has reported, the Crimora precinct, and Republican Steve Landes got 82.3 percent of the votes there, with Democrat Angela Lynn at 17.6 percent.

Landes near 60 percent in 25th, 8:20 p.m. Republican incumbent Steve Landes is at 59.5 percent with five of the 27 precincts in the 25th District reporting. Democrat Angela Lynn is at 40.4 percent.

Landes scores big in first Augusta County precinct to report, 8:13 p.m. The Wilson precinct has reported results in the 25th District race, and it went big time to Republican Steve Landes. Landes got 71.5 percent of the vote in the precinct, one of nine in Augusta County in the 25th.

Close race, early, in 25th, 8:03 p.m. Democrat Angela Lynn is running close in the early returns in her race with Republican incumbent Steve Landes. Only three precincts of the 27 precincts in the district have reported thus far, but Landes has just an 18-vote lead. Two of the three precincts reporting are in home base in Albemarle County.

Bell has big lead in 20th, 8:00 p.m. Dickie Bell has a widening lead in his 20th House District race with Libertarian Will Hammer. With 10 of 35 precincts reporting, Bell is at 68.9 percent, with Hammer at 29.7 percent.

Cline back over 60 percent, 7:53 p.m. With 14 of 47 precincts in the 24th District reporting, Ben Cline is at 61.1 percent, with Ellen Arthur at 38.8 percent.

24th House race tightening, 7:45 p.m. Democrat Ellen Arthur gained a bit on Republican Ben Cline in the latest update. With 14 of the 47 precincts in the 24th District reporting, Cline has a 59.6 percent-40.3 percent lead.

General Assembly returns, 7:40 p.m. The early returns for local House of Delegates races are looking good for three Republican incumbents. Dickie Bell in the 20th House District has 67.6 percent of the vote with six of the 35 precincts in the district having reported. 24th District incumbent Ben Cline has 65.7 percent of the vote with six of 47 precincts reporting. 25th District incumbent Steve Landes has 72.1 percent of the vote with one of the 27 precincts reporting.

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