“Virginians are turning out in record numbers to vote in today’s historic Presidential election, despite the weather. The State Board of Elections is working closely with local election officials to make sure that voting runs smoothly, and we are confident that the problems that some precincts have encountered are being addressed promptly and resolved quickly.
“Those still waiting to vote should be aware that turnout is very heavy, but precinct volunteers are working hard to make the lines move as quickly as possible.
“Voters should remember that polls close at 7 p.m., and the hours will not be extended. However, all who arrive to vote by 7 p.m. will be allowed to vote notwithstanding the length of lines. We ask everyone to be patient and encourage voters to stay in line to participate in this historic event.”
Governor Kaine also noted that curbside voting is available to those who may need assistance. Curbside voting allows for any voter physically disabled or age 65 or older to have an officer of election bring a ballot to the voter outside of the polling place, but within 150 feet of the entrance.