Lorton Votes - Voter Turnout Steady
Polls open until 7 p.m.
A chilly November morning was no match for the hundreds of Lorton voters who turned out to cast their ballots this morning.
Precincts throughout Lorton reported lines forming outside polling stations as many exercised their right to vote before heading off to work.
Shelley Mountjoy, an election officer at Gunston Elementary School, said, "There was line going outside when we started at 6 a.m. Most people were leaving to go to work, but there was one man who was just coming off the night shift."
At South County Secondary School, Precinct Chief John Wilson also reported lines when doors opened. There has been a consistent stream of voters since then. "We've had a good sized turnout," Wilson said. It's been steady all morning.
Here's a look at some early numbers:
As of 8 a.m. Precinct 616, Gunston Elementary School had 193 voters.
As of 8:20 Precinct 625, Grace Bible Church had 142 voters.
As of 8:30, Precinct 622, Lorton Station Elementary School had 200 voters.
As of 8:40, Precinct 628, South County Secondary School has 259 voters.
As of 8:50, Precinct 618, Newington Forest Elementary School had 524 voters.
Lorton Patch will have election coverage throughout the day and will post results as soon as they become available.