Chesterbrook Precinct: Observers say turnout is good
It's shaping up to be a spectacular day in Northern Virginia, with blue skies and warm-but-not-hot temperatures, a great combination for big turnout. People who have stood outside the polling place in previous years said they're surprised by how many people are out after 10 a.m., even after the workday has started. While the suit-and-tie crowd is gone for the morning, there has been a continuing and steady stream of people moving through the Chesterbrook polling place in McLean.
At this moment, there are 16 voters in line to cast ballots here. Many who have voted in the last four-and-a-half hours are older -- with kids or grandkids. Very few voters at this particular precinct have been under 35 years old, and a fair number have said they were over 70. That fits with the demographics for this area, where fairly expensive homes keep younger families away and a retirement facility keeps the voting base fairly gentrified.
The lines aren't nearly as long as last year, but it's definitely not a dismal turnout.
November 3, 2009; 11:14 AM ET
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