Thursday, November 22, 2012
Chairman Sharon Bulova proposed the commission, which will address long lines and wait times.
The Fairfax County Board of Supervisors unanimously approved Tuesday forming a commission that will try to improve long lines and reduce wait times on Election Day. In her request to the Board, Chairman Sharon Bulova said she wanted to address the county’s efficiency during elections, a desire she made public earlier this month. This year’s turnout in the county was 80.5 percent of registered voters, up from 78.7 percent in 2008. More than 529,000 people showed up to the polls, about 12,000 more than four years ago. But officials say the higher turnout resulted in long waits at some poll locations. While some voters waited no more than 30 minutes at peak hours, the last vote in the county was cast at 10:30 p.m. – a wait of more than three …
Tuesday, November 6, 2012
McLean voters chose Obama and Kaine, too. Find out how your precinct voted.
At this point, you probably know which candidates won the election. McLean residents chose from the following candidates in Tuesday's election. Find out how your local precinct voted on all these issues in the following tables. President U.S. Senate U.S. House of Representatives - 8th District U.S. House of Representatives - 10th District Proposed Virginia Constitutional Amendment No. 1 - Eminent Domain Proposed Virginia Constitutional Amendment No. 2 - Special Session Start Date Fairfax County Parks and Park Facilities Bonds Issue Fairfax County Public Safety Bonds Issue Fairfax County Public Library Bonds Issue Fairfax County Storm Drainage Improvement Bonds Issue
Monday, November 5, 2012
In 2008, Barack Obama was the first Democrat to take Virginia since 1964. In 2012, the contest between the president and Republican hopeful is still too close to call.
President Barack Obama took Virginia in 2008, marking the first time the Commonwealth has gone blue since 1964. But it's too early to tell which way voters will go on Tuesday, or whether the changing demographics of Virginia and voter enthusiasm will have an effect on which candidate takes Virginia's 13 electoral votes. Virginia is one of just a few swing states in this year's presidential election. “The challenge for the Obama campaign is to try to rekindle the magic,” said Stephen Farnsworth, a professor of political science at Mary Washington University. “You had great excitement among African Americans, and young people especially, four years ago. The indication so far is that there’s some enthusiasm, but not comparable to four years …
Wednesday, October 17, 2012
Polls open at 2 p.m. Wednesday at Dolley Madison Community Library.
Election Day officially is more than two weeks away, but some Fairfax County voters can go ahead and cast their votes now. Registered voters who are unable to cast a ballot on Nov. 6 for various reasons have the option of submitting their vote as early as 2 p.m. Wednesday in McLean and other polling places throughout the county. In-person absentee voting in McLean begins Oct. 17 and will run through Nov. 3. In-person absentee voting opened countywide at the Fairfax County Governmental Center on Sept. 21. Voters have an option of voting at the Fairfax County Governmental Center, 12000 Government Center Parkway, in Fairfax, or voting at one of seven satellite locations, including the Dolley Madison Community Library in McLean. The satellite …