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Campaign 2008 in VA Wraps Up With ... More Waiting

November 3, 2008

Voters can expect long lines at the polls tomorrow at many locations across the state. Ivy Main with New ERA for Virginia says the huge number of new registrations and high expected turnout might cause heavy traffic, both inside and outside voting locations.

"Come prepared for a wait. The best voting times are going to be in the afternoon hours because a lot of people try to vote in the morning before work. We actually see a lull toward mid-afternoon."

In Virginia this year, voters are prohibited from wearing campaign buttons or shirts or other partisan materials at the polls. Although some are concerned that this rule from the state Board of Elections might violate First Amendment rights, Main advises voters to leave the buttons at home or turn their campaign shirts inside-out, to avoid slowing down the process and to make sure everyone has a chance to vote.

"It is an issue, but I'm hoping people will go along with it in order to keep the lines moving."

She says some counties will be better off than others. No problems are expected in Fairfax County because of added optical-scan machines that can handle more voters. Places like Prince William County that use only touch screens - and has fewer of them than other counties do - are more likely to have issues.

Anyone who runs into problems with voting can call 866-OUR-VOTE for live voting information and legal advice.

More on which precincts can expect the longest waits at http://virginia-organizing.org/voterg.pdf.

Eric Mack, Public News Service - VA