30% voter turnout anticipated at this time in Alexandria

30% voter turnout anticipated at this time in Alexandria


Casting a poll on the Mount Vernon Recreation Middle precinct on election day, Nov. 7, 2023 (workers photograph by James Cullum)

About 30% of Alexandria voters are anticipated to end up on the polls on election day at this time, Nov. 7.

As of 10 a.m. — 4 hours after polls opened — 21,661 voters solid their ballots, which is about 23% of the town’s 96,232 energetic registered voters. A overwhelming majority of these ballots, 13,927 votes (64%), are from absentee voters. Additionally as of 10 a.m., 7,734 voters solid their ballots in individual, in line with the town’s Workplace of Voter Registration and Elections.

Alexandria Registrar Angie Turner mentioned her workplace is basing the 30% estimate on the turnouts of the 2015 and 2019 elections, which have been each non-presidential and Congressional election years with members of the Virginia Basic Meeting on the poll.

“So, 2015 and 2019 are our final comparable elections, and each of these elections hovered proper at about 32%,” Turner advised ALXnow.

As beforehand reported, the one contests on the poll in Alexandria are for the thirty ninth District of the Virginia State Senate and three Home of Delegates districts. The Metropolis’s strong block of Democrat voters makes the prospect of defeat unlikely.

Sen. Adam Ebbin (D-31) is working towards Republican Sophia Moshasha, and has campaigned {that a} Republican takeover of the State Senate would end in disaster for girls’s reproductive rights.

Incumbent Delegates Charniele Herring (D-46) and Elizabeth Bennett-Parker (D-45) are each working unopposed. Incumbent Del. Alfonso Lopez (D-49), the incumbent Democrat for the third District, is up for re-election and is challenged by unbiased Main Mike Webb, a frequent candidate for workplace in Arlington County.

Alexandria Republican Committee Chair Annetta Catchings, who’s contemplating a second run on the metropolis’s mayorship subsequent yr, spoke to voters exterior Charles E. Beatley, Jr. Central Library, and mentioned that the town has a rising base of Republicans.

“Over the past week I’ve talked to quite a lot of residents, and it solely confirms what I do know,” Catchings advised ALXnow. “The town of Alexandria isn’t as blue as folks assume.”

Simply after 10 a.m., a Democrat voter began shouting at Catchings.

“You might be insane,” the lady advised Catchings. “Republicans are towards me as a girl, they’re towards me as a Black individual. How are you supporting Trump? You assume Trump likes Black folks? You assume he helps you?”

Catchings invited the lady to espresso after she voted.

The Alexandria Republican Committee has no formal election night time watch celebration organized. The Alexandria Democratic Committee will host an election night time watch celebration at Pork Barrel BBQ (2312 Mount Vernon Avenue) after polls shut at 7 p.m.

Election indicators exterior Alexandria Metropolis Corridor on election day, Nov. 7, 2023 (workers photograph by James Cullum)

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