Friday, November 9, 2012
Fairfax County Supervisor says group should look at long waiting times at some polling spots and recommend ways to improve.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova says she will recommend a commission to look ways to improve the county's efficiency on Election Day. Bulova says she was concerned about long lines, wait times and other voting issues. Voter turnout for the 2012 election in Fairfax County was 80.5 percent. In the last presidential election, the turnout was 78.7 percent (with 72,501 fewer registered voters than today), county officials said. Meanwhile, absentee voting in the county was down 2.7 percent from 2008. Lines and waits varied widely in Fairfax County. In Reston, reported waits varied from a minute to about 30 minutes at peak time in the morning. Bulova says she waited just 20 minutes at Villa precinct Tuesday morning at …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
Election Day is finally here. Stick with Patch on Election Day for continuous updates.
Update, 5:30 p.m. - Still need to vote before the polls close at 7 p.m.? Head to your polling spot - there is a good chance you can get in and out without a wait. Traffic at Lake Anne Elementary School was steady all day, with nearly a 50 percent turnout, officials said. Like many Reston polling spots, people were lining up at the doors of the school when voting began at 6 a..m. As of 5 p.m., 1,788 people out of 3,429 registered voters had cast their votes, but line had dwindled down to no waiting. The after-work crowd was still lining the lobby of Aldrin Elementary School at 5 p.m., with about 100 people in line to cast their vote. Precinct director Randy Causey said 2,820 people cast votes at Aldrin as of 5 p.m. - about a 58 percent …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Students at Academy of Christian Education take part in their own Election Day.
Students at Reston's Academy of Christian Education had a great civics lesson and the opportunity to participate in a National Online Election last week. After learning about the different presidential candidates they went into the ACE Voting Booth and cast their ballot. Upon exiting the booth they were presented with their first “I Voted” sticker.
Wednesday, November 9, 2011
Officials still counting votes to see who will have the majority in Virginia senate.
Reston voters showed support to incumbent candidates on Tuesday, returning Sen. Janet Howell (D-32nd), Del. Ken Plum (D-36th) and Hunter Mill Supervisor Cathy Hudgins to office for another term. Overall, it was good news for Democrats as endorsee Pat Hynes was elected to the Fairfax County School board's Hunter Mill seat, and all three at-large school board seats - incumbent Ilryong Moon and newcomers Ryan McElveen and Ted Velkoff - were Democrat endorsees. Democrats Board of Supervisor Chair Sharon Bulova and Sherrif Stan Barry also were re-elected. Here is other election news you need to know: Still counting - The state board of election is still counting votes to see which way the balance of the state senate will tip. The Democrats …