Friday, November 9, 2012
Fairfax County Supervisor says group should look at long waiting times at some polling spots and recommend ways to improve.
Fairfax County Board of Supervisors Chair Sharon Bulova says she will recommend a commission to look ways to improve the county's efficiency on Election Day. Bulova says she was concerned about long lines, wait times and other voting issues. Voter turnout for the 2012 election in Fairfax County was 80.5 percent. In the last presidential election, the turnout was 78.7 percent (with 72,501 fewer registered voters than today), county officials said. Meanwhile, absentee voting in the county was down 2.7 percent from 2008. Lines and waits varied widely in Fairfax County. In Herndon, reported waits varied from having no wait to about about an hour wait at peak time in the morning. Bulova says she waited just 20 minutes at Villa precinct Tuesday …
Monday, November 5, 2012
Find your polling location in Fairfax County for the Nov. 6 election.
Monday, November 5, 2012
Whether you’re supporting President Barack Obama or Republican hopeful Mitt Romney, you need to know where to go to cast your vote. Many polling locations have changed since last year and even more have moved since the last presidential election. You may be voting in a new location due to political redistricting or a move of your own, even if you only moved a block away. You can find out where to vote in Herndon through this polling place tool from the Virginia State Board of Elections website by inputting the address that is on your voter registration. You may verify your voter registration here. Come back to Herndon Patch throughout the day to see local and national results updated as they come in!
Wednesday, October 3, 2012
Changing demographics and the weight of Northern Virginia turn Virginia "purple" this year and make the commonwealth a swing state to watch.
In the past few weeks, both President Barack Obama and Republican candidate Mitt Romney have visited Virginia and said that the swing state may be one of the deciding states in this year’s election. It’s known that there are several key states in the electoral college this year. Ohio — which is also a swing state — and Florida are both crucial states along with a few others. No Republican president has ever won the election without winning Ohio. Mark Rozell, a professor of public policy at George Mason University, said Virginia is now one of those swing states that will likely determine the outcome of this year’s election. One reason: Virginia voters had not chosen a Democrat for president since the 1960s, but then-candidate Barack Obama …