Lines of voters stretched hundreds deep in northern Virginia and other parts of the state on the first day of early voting in the 2020 presidential election. Friday marked the first day of early voting across the commonwealth.
In Fairfax County, election workers were scrambling to open an additional voting room at the county government center where a line of hundreds of voters, spaced six feet apart, stretched down the block.
Long lines were also evident in other northern Virginia locations, where Democrats outnumber Republicans. Equally long lines, though, were reported in Virginia Beach — where voters stood in the rain — and other parts of the state as well.
Hundreds of voters line up in Virginia as the first day of early in-person voting begins in the state.
— CNN (@CNN) September 18, 2020
Voters say they are willing to wait in line all day long to cast their ballots as massive lines form in Virginia for early voting. pic.twitter.com/aUM2gQs0de
— Sarah Reese Jones (@PoliticusSarah) September 18, 2020