Virginia special election set for Dec. 11

The special election in Virginia’s 1st district will be held Dec. 11, Gov. Tim KaineTimothy (Tim) Michael KaineThe Hill's Morning Report — AG Barr, GOP senators try to rein Trump in Overnight Defense: Senate votes to rein in Trump war powers on Iran | Pentagon shifting .8B to border wall | US, Taliban negotiate seven-day 'reduction in violence' Democratic senators ask FDA to ban device used to shock disabled students MORE (D) announced Tuesday.

The seat became vacant earlier this month when Rep. Jo Ann Davis (R) died following a battle with breast cancer.

Davis’s husband, Chuck Davis, is one of the GOP candidates running in the special election. Others include: former state Del. Dick Black, state Del. Rob WittmanRobert (Rob) Joseph WittmanRepublicans eye top spot on Natural Resources panel The Suburban Caucus: Solutions for America's suburbs Overnight Defense: Top general briefs GOP senators on Syria plan | Senators 'encouraged' by briefing | Pence huddles with Republican allies on Syria | Trump nominee sidesteps questions on arms treaties MORE, businessman Paul Jost, conservative activist David Caprara and former Loudoun County Del. Sherwood Bowditch.

The election will use paper ballots because voting machines aren’t available so soon after the November elections and they are needed to train poll workers for the February presidential primary.

The parties will choose their nominees in advance of the special election.