Long Voter Lines Only Due to Heavy Turnout
The machines were used to full capacity, Tony Guiffrey from the Office of Voter Registration and Elections said.
The two to four hour wait that many voters have experienced today while waiting at various precincts is solely due to heavy turnout, according to the Prince William County Office of Voter Registration and Elections.
"A lot of voters showed up," PWC Registrar representative Tony Guiffrey said. "They were all processed, and in going through each of the precincts, the electoral board members noticed that the voting machines were used to full capacity."
Guiffrey praised the voters for being the "most polite and jovial people I've seen in my entire life," despite having to wait in lines that were 200 to 300 people long.
"Kudos to Prince William County voters for making it easy for the election officers," Guiffrey said.
Earlier this evening, the Virginia State Board of Elections made the decision to suspend reporting election results until 8 p.m. so as not to influence voters with early results. All voters who lined up by 7 p.m. will be able to vote.
According to the Code of Virginia, precincts are required to have one electronic voting machine per 750 registered voters.