Voter Information


Candidates running for mayor and city council in the May 6 election have shared their views regarding programs and policies affecting pets in our municipal animal shelters. In 2013, Hampton Roads’ shelters euthanized over 14,000 dogs and cats. Candidates responded to a series of twelve questions about their support for programs and policies regarding lowering this number and saving lives. An example of these programs is a full comprehensive adoption program, which includes off site adoptions and public-friendly adoption hours. Based on the surveys, these voting guides rank the candidates according to their views on policies and programs needed to improve the save rates at our municipal shelters. Please read them before you vote in the upcoming election.