Voter turnout starts to pick up in Hampton Roads

HAMPTON ROADS, Va. (WAVY) — Voter turnout at the Old Dominion Precinct at the Larchmont Recreation Center is picking up.

At 3:45 p.m., 977 of 4,500 voters had cast votes. Shortly after 4 p.m., the crowds started showing up as they often do after work. At 5 p.m., 1,144 of 4,500 had cast votes, and that is 25 percent.

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Norfolk Voter Registrar Stephanie Iles said, “It’s been busy. It’s been good. We hope the people show up to exercise their right to vote.”

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In 2008, the voter turnout in Norfolk was 36 percent.

Newport News polling locations also saw a strong turnout on Tuesday. One of the busier precincts, Saunders Elementary School off Harpersville Road, was right at 25 percent turn out with an hour to go before the polls closed. Precinct Chief Ken Mallory said 25 percent of registered voters at the Saunders E.S. precinct were expected to vote on Tuesday. Mallory said there was someone voting at all times throughout day. They have 4,000 registered voters in the precinct and they expect a 25 percent turnout.

You may find your local registrar’s contact information at elections.virginia.gov.

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