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Candidate filing deadline for Leesburg and Round Hill special elections approaching

Candidates planning to run in November's special elections in Leesburg and Round Hill have until Aug. 18 to file the necessary paperwork.

The local elections are being held Nov. 7 to fill the remaining terms of the following vacated town council seats:

-In Leesburg, Mayor Kelly Burk’s election in November created a vacancy on the Town Council, with the term expiring Dec. 31, 2018.

-In Round Hill, Town Councilwoman Kim Fortunato resigned effective Nov. 24, 2016, creating a vacancy on the council, with the term expiring June 30, 2020.

Candidates have until 5 p.m. Aug. 18 to file their intent to run with the Loudoun County Office of Elections.

More information about running for office and the required paperwork is available from the Virginia Department of Elections at http://www.elections.virginia.gov/candidatepac-info and at http://www.loudoun.gov/vote.

On the state level, voters in November will cast ballots for governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general and all seats in the 100-member House of Delegates. The candidate filing deadline for those races has already passed.

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