Early Turnout Numbers
The Post's reporters have gathered the following Virginia turnout data:
At 4:30 p.m., Linda Lindberg, head of Arlington County's election office, said that they think they are running at about 10-12 percent turnout in Arlington. The afternoon has been a little slow, she said, though the percentage could go up if voters swayed by the morning storm make it to the polls in the evening.
By 1:45 p.m., 344 people had voted at City Hall -- 60 absentee ballots were cast -- out of 2,892 registered voters.
About 6,000 voters across Alexandria had cast ballots by noon, according to a survey taken by election officials.
"Frankly, that's more than I expected," said Alexandria Registrar Tom Parkins, who has accurately predicted voter turnout in the last two elections. "But honestly, I didn't have a lot to go on. The last Democratic gubernatorial primary was 30 years ago."
Typically, turnout in primary elections in Alexandria can hover around 5 or 6 percent. Barring any more of the thunderstorms that might have kept some voters from the polls early, Parkins said he would expect as many as 12,000 voters -- about 15 percent of registered voters -- to cast ballots by the time polls close at 7 p.m.
At 3 p.m., 429 of 2,690 registered voters, or 16 percent, had cast ballots.
At Brookfield Elementary in Chantilly, where voting took place in a tiny classroom, 105 out of 3,988 voted by 3:15 p.m.
At Seldens Landing Elementary, 24 out of 4,109 had voted as of 2:30 p.m.
Prince William County:
As of 1 p.m., about 3,757 voters had voted out of 222,000, Registrar Betty Weimer said.
-- Sandhya Somashekhar, Fredrick Kunkle, Brigid Schulte, Jennifer Buske and Mark Berman
Christopher Dean Hopkins
June 9, 2009; 4:38 PM ET
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