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Live blog: Election Day afternoon, evening coverage

photoVonya Alleyne waits next in line to vote at Pinebrook Elementary in Aldie during a surge in voter turnout close to 6 p.m. Nov. 8. Alleyne, who said the wait was about 10 minutes, has been an election officer in South Riding for three years but was unable to volunteer today. She is trying to start a family tradition of volunteering to give back to the community and take part in the political process through working the polls, but so far there have been no takers. Her daughter, a Freedom High School senior, has expressed interest in joining her, so Alleyne hopes she becomes an election officer when she’s old enough. Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Beverly Denny


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5:42 p.m.

Jennifer Wexton, who is running against Jim Plowman, for Commonwealth Attorney was at Freedom High School in South Riding greeting voters. Plowman, who is the incumbent, was at Harper Park Middle School in Leesburg doing the same.


Write-in candidate Joy Maloney was at Dominion Trail Elementary School in the Ashburn part of the Broad Run District encouraging voters to write her name in against Kevin Kuesters.


5:14 p.m.

Matt Vecchio found incumbent and unopposed District 32 candidate Tag Greason and Ralph Buona (R), who is running against Valdis Ronis (D) for the Ashburn District Board of Supervisors, at Stone Bridge High School in Ashburn.



Meanwhile, former Virginia Gov. and candidate of U.S. Senate, George Allen, stopped by River Bend Middle School in Sterling to campaign with Commissioner of the Revenue Bob Wertz and supervisor candidate Suzanne Volpe.

photoFormer Virginia Gov. and U.S. Senate candidate George Allen visited River Bend Middle School in Sterling, pausing to pose for a shot with Commissioner of the Revenue Bob Wertz (left) and Suzanne Volpe. Times-Mirror Staff Photo/John Geddie


3:37 p.m.

Editor John Geddie caught up with incumbent Supervisor candidate Eugene Delgaudio at Forest Grove Elementary in Sterling. At 2:30, voter turnout had exceeded 15 percent at this polling location.


Soon after, he caught up with Al Nevarez, one of Delgaudio’s opponents. Also in the race is independent Ali Shahriari.


A bit earlier, he found Suzanne Volpe and Denise Moore Pierce, Algonkian District Board of Supervisors candidates, at Algonkian Elementary and Riverbend Middle School, respectively. Hoping for a strong finish, Moore Pierce had car problems in the morning—just to add a bit of excitement on Election Day. At approximately 12:30, turnout was reported at slightly over 10 percent at both Countryside and Algonkian elementary schools.

Volpe was joined by Commissioner of the Revenue Bob Wertz and former Virginia governor George Allen.



3:31 p.m.

Sally Kurtz. retiring Supervisor candidate of the Catoctin District, was seen campaigning for Democrat Malcolm Baldwin at Lucketts Elementary School.

photoSally Kurtz, retiring Supervisor of Catoctin District, campaigns for Democrat Malcolm Baldwin as her replacement at Lucketts Elementary School Nov. 8. Times-Mirror Staff Photo/Beverly Denny

3:00 p.m.

Candidates for the Board of Supervisors and School Board were spotted conversing with voters at Freedom High School.

Jeff Morse, Dulles District, School Board
David Ramadan, 87th District, House of Delegates
Larry Roeder, Dulles District, Board of Supervisors


“Things have been going great,” Ramadan said. “We have all of our polling stations staffed, an operation making calls and reaching out to voters all afternoon.” 

On support he has received today: “People are sick of the status quo and we have received a great deal of support for what we stand for throughout the day so far and we look forward to victory.

On voter turnout: “It was busy this morning, as expected and things have slowed down a little bit as of now.”

Jeff Morse

On his campaign’s plan for election day: “So far, I have been over to Mercer [Middle School] already and I will finish up here and push forward until seven, Morse said. “I have volunteers at all the locations, so I think we are going to do well.”

On the flow of voters throughout the district: “It has been fairly consistent today. We have had a few lulls and was never overcrowded, but it has been good.

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I liked Chapman until I spoke with for about 5 minutes. I thought he was different than the rest of the corrupt gang of 3—but he’s not…he just hasn’t been in politics long enough to have a record to use against him…give him a few years!  I would have voted for him until I met him….I left that race blank!

Matt Vecchio? I thought that his beat was covering crooks, not politicians. Oh…I get it….

I remember the same thing happening when incumbent Dale Polen Myers lost the nomination and then the election to Scott York. The argument is that the literature passed out is a Republican sample ballot, as opposed to the Republican sample ballot. The aforementioned candidates were indeed Republicans, just not the Republican nominees.

i can corroborate…false speakman republican ballots in Purcellville

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