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Special Election Day for Charlottesville's New Treasurer

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It's Election Day in Charlottesville as voters set out to choose the city's next treasurer. The polls are open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday for voters to cast their ballots.

The special election to choose a temporary treasurer comes after longtime Treasurer Jennifer Brown retired last October.

The race is between Democrat Jason Vandever and Independent John Pfaltz.  

Vandever is currently serving as interim treasurer. He has worked in the treasurer's office and believes he can hit the ground running.

Pfaltz is a retired University of Virginia professor. He says it's time to make changes at City Hall. He wants to shed light on 41 different funds used by the city, have quarterly finance reports, and have a hand in choosing a new city-wide computer operating system.

This special election comes at a cost to city taxpayers - an expected $30,000.

As of 4 p.m., 1,151 people out of more than 31,000 registered voters in the city cast ballots in the election - but those who voted say they're glad they did.

"Every election is important and you never know when that election will be the one that makes a big difference," said Samuel Caughron, a voter.

All precincts in the city are open for the election.

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