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November 4, 2014 Published in Choice 2014

Alexandria Votes

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Senator Mark Warner greets Lyles-Crouch parent and PTA Secretary Dawn Dougert-Therrien (Photo: Piret James)

Senator Mark Warner greets Lyles-Crouch parent and PTA Secretary Dawn Dougert-Therrien (Photo: Piret James)

It is election day in Virginia and voter turnout in Alexandria is about what election officials predicted; on the way to 50%.

Alexandria’s General Registrar Anna Leider said that voter turnout throughout the City at noon was 27.4%. Mount Vernon Recreation Center precinct election officials said that turnout was 24.49% by noon, and reportedly had the highest turnout in the City at 10 a.m.

“About 1,700 more voters have cast their ballots today at noon than in 2010, our last mid-term election,” Leider said. “We are predicting a turnout of about 50% and we are on track to reach that number because we expect about half of those who are going to vote to have done so by noon. The 50% turnout is also generally what we have seen in Alexandria in past mid-term elections.”

Cong. Jim Moran with Democratic candidate Don Beyer and Jefferson-Houston students at Durant Center (Photo: Lori Quill)

Cong. Jim Moran with Democratic candidate Don Beyer and Jefferson-Houston students at Durant Center (Photo: Lori Quill)

Leider said there have been very few problems with the new photo ID law. “We have issued four photo IDs in the office and 12 voters have cast provisional ballots at the polls because they did not have an ID. They have until Friday to obtain an ID here so that their vote will count,” she said.

Senator Mark Warner voted this morning at Lyles-Crouch Traditional Academy. He took time to chat with voters and greet students at the school. Don Beyer, the Democratic candidate for Congress in the Virginia’s Eighth District, voted at the Durant Center early this morning. He greeted voters and chatted with students at a bake sale to raise money for the Jefferson-Houston PTA.

The polls will remain open until 7 p.m. Your vote counts.

Election Day 2014

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