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Lippa is officially running for re-election

Today, Sheriff Tony Lippa was the first candidate to qualify to have his name placed on the ballot in the upcoming election in November.

No other candidates have officially entered their name as of this afternoon.

According to Registrar Danette Moen, the deadline to have one’s name placed on the ballot is Aug. 23, although her office would prefer for them to come in sooner.

Constitutional officers will have an easier time to qualify compared to those seeking a localized seat because the redistricting process is not over, she said.

Caroline County voters will have a lot of choices to make as a number of seats will be open.

Those include all five seats on the Board of Supervisors and School Board, Sheriff, Commonwealth Attorney, County Treasurer, Commissioner of Revenue, Soil and Water Conservation Director Hanover-Caroline District, three members of the House of Delegates(districts 054,097, 099) and one Senator (district 004).

Candidates for office must meet certain qualifications and are required to file specific documents in order to qualify to appear on the ballot.

These qualifications and requirements may vary slightly depending on whether the office sought is a local office, a general assembly seat, a statewide office, or a federal office. Generally, all candidates must meet the following minimum qualifications:

  • Be qualified to vote for and hold the office sought and
  • Be a resident of the Commonwealth Of Virginia for one year immediately preceding the election.


If you or anyone you know plans on running for office in Caroline, let me (Portsia Smith) know at

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