Early in-person voting for the 2020 general election kicked off on Friday in Virginia — and long lines of voters waiting to cast a ballot quickly materialized in some polling locations.
County election officials in Arlington, Va., reported on Twitter that 200 people cast ballots in the first hour after polls opened at 8 a.m EDT.
Early in-person voting in Virginia runs through Saturday, Oct. 31, ahead of the Nov. 3 general election.
The commonwealth is one of roughly a half-dozen states that allows voting 45 days before Election Day.
Ralph Northam of Virginia took to Twitter to urge his state’s voters to begin casting a ballot.