Voters Hit the Polls Running

By: Marcus Washington
By: Marcus Washington
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November 8, 2005

After months of campaigning, a gubernatorial debate and constant commercials advertising who's the better candidate. Election Day is here.

Voters hit the polls as early as 6 a.m., when they opened. At the Recreational Center in Downtown Charlottesville, by 9 a.m., they had more than 500 voters.

"I think this is going to be a turn out election and every vote is going to count," said 57th District Candidate David Toscano. "Especially in the gubernatorial race and up ticket races, so I hope that anybody who has any inclination to come out and vote should do so."

Both candidates from the 57th District, Toscano and McCrystal, came out to the polls to marking a ballet that will hopeful put them put in office.

"Fundamentally this election is about Virginia issues and the 57th is about the 57th issues," said Thomas McCrystal. "That's why people come out to vote."

Voters who will put either Toscno or McCrystal in the elected seat did come out. Even though there weren't long lines here at the recreational center; more than 500 voters came to vote, within three hours. Several voters took the day to teach the younger generation about the importance of exercising their right to voting.

"It's a privilege to be able to vote. Lots of people don't get to and where trying to explain that to our daughters that the world has places that don't get to vote," said voter Anthony Smith.

The polls will stay open until 7 p.m. and time will only tell who will come out a winner.

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