ALEXANDRIA, Va.— Voting integrity isn’t usually an issue Democrats take up — until the possibility of it hits too close to home.

After finishing third in the four-way 16th Senate District firehouse primary over the weekend, former Richmond Mayor Rudolph C. “Rudy” McCollum Jr., wants the Democratic Party of Virginia to investigate allegations of people pocketing ballots and carrying out improper curbside voting in Petersburg. That’s where Rosalyn Dance, a current state delegate from Petersburg who won Saturday’s Democratic nomination, picked up a lot of votes.

“These are things that were brought to my attention after the election, and I requested the chairman of the nominating committee to investigate these matters further to ensure that we had a legitimate process taking place,” McCollum told