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Central VA Voter Turnout

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Voters turned out in full force throughout central Virginia and the Shenandoah Valley Tuesday. A presidential race meant long lines at the polls and major traffic congestion at polling sites. 

The voter turnout count in Charlottesville for Election Day comes in at around 65 percent. More than 21,000 of the 33,000 registered voters cast a ballot in Tuesday's election.  Albemarle County saw a voter turnout of 75 percent of the more than 74,000 registered voters made it to the polls.  That's nearly 54,000 people who cast a ballot in Albemarle.    

In the last presidential election on Nov. 2008, at 4 p.m., 40,005 people had voted in Albemarle County for a turnout of 59.4 percent.

Greene County reported a turnout of 73 percent with 9,050 people voting at the polls. Madison County reported 75 percent with 6,819 people turning out at the polls.

In the valley,  Augusta County reported 76.44 percent of registered voters or 39,951 voters went to the polls. Waynesboro reported a turnout of 69.5 percent and Staunton reported 71 percent.

The State Board of Elections will release official numbers by the end of the week.

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