Voter Turnout a Likely Record; Registration Up 11 Percent
Byline: Christina Bellantoni, THE WASHINGTON TIMES
Virginia's voters appear bound for the polls in record numbers tomorrow - if this year's record jump in voter registration and demand for absentee ballots is any indicator.
There are 400,000 more voters on the rolls in Virginia this year than in the 2000 election - an 11 percent increase. Nearly 65,000 of them registered in the final three days before the Oct. 4 deadline.
More than 223,000 people applied for mail-in absentee ballots this year. In 2000, Virginians cast more than 150,000 absentee ballots.
Voters will decide the outcome of 10 of 11 congressional races, and several county board contests.
In Northern Virginia, U.S. Rep. James P. Moran, a Democrat, is seeking to win his eighth term representing the heavily Democratic …
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