CBS19 Speaks with Pollsters in Charlottesville and Albemarle County

By: Hailey Frances Email
By: Hailey Frances Email

November 4, 2008

Both Charlottesville and Albemarle County are seeing a huge voter turnout.

CBS19 spoke with pollsters for Albemarle County and Charlottesville.
Voters woke up early Tuesday morning, ready to cast their ballots.

Jack Washburne, Albemarle County Registrar said, "One of the precincts told me they had 300 people in line at 6:00 am. One precinct voted 400 people between 6:00 and 7:00 am."

By 4:00 pm, 59.4% of Albemarle County voters and 65% percent of Charlottesville voters had checked in.

"I think there will be another rush between 5:00 and 7:00 pm and that's when people can expect to stand in line in."

Voters will stand in line for as long as it takes, so long as they make it to their precinct by 7:00 pm.

"The most common thing are voters who have found their way to the wrong precinct and we direct them to the right precinct and that could comes much more of a concern if it's quarter to seven," explained Rick Sincere, of the Charlottesville Electoral Board.

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