Heavier than expected voting for Virginia races

Voters arrive at Courthouse precinct voting spot at Floyd County High School.
Voters arrive at Courthouse precinct voting spot at Floyd County High School.

Voter turnout in Floyd County and other parts of Virginia was heavier than expected in Tuesday as the election that was supposed to stir voter apathy brought thousands to the polls.

Precincts in Floyd County reported close to 500 voters each by noon and heavier than normal turnouts also came out of Northern Virginia.

Governor candidates Terry McAuliffe and Ken Cuccinelli voted early in their home precincts in Northern Virginia.  Democrat McAuliffe voted in McLean and Republican Cuccinelli cast his ballot in Nokesville.

A heavy turnout in Northern Virginia is viewed as trouble for Cuccinelli.  Ditto for Richmond, where several polling places reported heavier than normal voting.

Polls remain open until 7 p.m.

A Floyd County deputy helps with traffic control at Little River precinct.
A Floyd County deputy helps with traffic control at Little River precinct.
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