Check out this turnout!
Virginia voters are heading to the polls to get their ballots in early. News outlets and citizens alike are taking to social media to give us a glimpse into the process.
There may be 6+ weeks until Election Day 2020, but early voting in Virginia actually starts today — and there are dozens of voters in line to vote in person even before the building here in Richmond, VA opens pic.twitter.com/LchWhknggp— Amanda Golden (@amandawgolden) September 18, 2020
Today is the first day of early in-person voting in Virginia. In Fairfax, VA this morning this line of voters waiting to vote is at least TWO FOOTBALL FIELDS LONG. Watch. #EarlyVoting #Vote #VoteEarly #Virginia pic.twitter.com/Nu4Y0eUC39— Omar Moore (@thepopcornreel) September 18, 2020
Given the pandemic, questions about issues with the mail, and the nature of a presidential election, it's no wonder that people are getting out there early to make sure their voices are heard.
Despite long lines, people are getting in the Election Day spirit.
The line is now out the door to early vote at the Fairfax County Government Center. It’s the first day for #earlyvoting and we’ll be open until 4:30p.m. today. You can vote on Saturday too from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.#election2020 #2020election #earlyvote #vote2020 pic.twitter.com/6XyEq2Dyxt— Fairfax County Votes (@fairfaxvotes) September 18, 2020
#EarlyVoting in the Commonwealth of Virginia opened at 8 am today in Arlington County. This is the line just after the central polling place opened. There were about four times as many people behind me as you see in front of me. Game on! Take the #VoterChallengeVA pic.twitter.com/NFoaTcucua— Michael A. Shea (@SheaMichaelA) September 18, 2020
Polling places all over the state are gearing up for early voters. Be sure to follow posted guidelines and wear a face covering!
As always, your safest bet is to consider the Virginia Department of Elections your primary resource for information about the election.
Hey #RVA! Want to cast your ballot early? Your general registrar's office has moved to 2134 W Laburnum Ave. It is not at City Hall.— VA Dept of Elections (@vaELECT) September 18, 2020
Will you be voting early this year? Let us know in the comments!