(Updated at 11:45 a.m.) Election day is here and Fairfax County voters are out at the polls.
At Langley High School (6520 Georgetown Pike), two women sitting in the back of the large room where the voting is taking place have been volunteering together for elections for the last 10 years.
Chief Election Officer Amanda Bridges and Assistant Chief Election Officer Virginia Norton said that there has been a “good turnout” so far with 198 voters as of 8:50 a.m. at the McLean school.
“It’s slow but steady,” Norton said.
They expect most voters to come between 5-7 p.m. No issues have been reported at the polling location, they said.
Bridges said that she loves the process of voting, while Norton said that volunteering is “giving back to the community.”
As of 10:30 a.m., the number ticked up to more than 300 voters.
Chief Elections Officer here told me that 198 people have voted here as of 8:50 a.m.
— Catherine D Moran (@c_douglasmoran) November 5, 2019
Over at George Marshall High School (7731 Leesburg Pike), more than 600 people have voted so far this morning as of 10:30 a.m., according to Jenne Faubell, the Chief Election Officer at the location.
Outside the Falls Church area high school, Kim Mislock, a canvasser for the Republican Party, told Tysons Reporter that she feels like parents’ voices aren’t being heard when it comes to the Fairfax County School Board.
“I care deeply about the transparency on the School Board,” she said.
“I feel like people are definitely informed [voters],” Dalia Palchik, a current School Board member and candidate for the Providence District seat on the Board of Supervisors, told Tysons Reporter. “Here at Marshall, there has been a steady stream of people.”
The estimated turnout across Fairfax County was 8.4% around 10 a.m., according to the county.
Election day is here! I'm at George Marshall HS today in the Falls Church part of #FairfaxCounty keeping track of numbers and talking to voters! Since 6 a.m. there have been over 383 people who stopped by to cast their ballot #ElectionDay2019 #ElectionDay @TysonsReporter pic.twitter.com/TuK9zT5Ux8
— Ashley Hopko (@AshleyHopko) November 5, 2019
— Ashley Hopko (@AshleyHopko) November 5, 2019
Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day.
Additionally, we have a guide about who is running in the local races for the Tysons area.
When you #vote on Tuesday, don't forget to turn your ballot over! It's two-sided.#VoteNov5 #IWillVote #IamAVoter #VAleg #HD40 #VAelection #VAelections #VirginiaVotes #LocalElectionsMatter #GOTV #GetOutTheVote #Election2019 #2019Election #Virginia #VA pic.twitter.com/wPoewRMIBj
— Fairfax County Votes (@fairfaxvotes) November 3, 2019
Catherine Douglas Moran and Ashley Hopko contributed to this story.
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