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Candidates Out in Full Force Just Before Election Day

Candidates Out in Full Force Just Before Election Day

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CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va (WVIR) -

The candidates vying to be Virginia's next governor are sprinting to the finish line for a final day on the campaign trail.

Democrat Terry McAuliffe is stumping with Vice President Joe Biden Monday at 9 a.m. in Annandale, Virginia. Republican Ken Cuccinelli is holding events in Culpeper and Warrenton Monday with Florida Senator Marco Rubio before rallying supporters at the GOP headquarters in Albemarle County at 2 p.m. Libertarian candidate Robert Sarvis will rally supporters in Charlottesville Monday night at 6 p.m. at the Free Speech Wall on the downtown mall.

The Virginia governor's race is one of the most hotly contested races in the country this year, and the latest polls are reflecting that trend. Real Clear Politics, which averages voter polls, shows the gap between the two leading gubernatorial candidates closing. Democrat Terry McAuliffe is leading Republican Ken Cuccinelli by just five points - 45.3 percent to 40.3 percent.

A poll out Friday by Emerson College shows the gap even closer and within the margin of error. It has McAuliffe polling at 42 percent to Cuccinelli's 40 percent. Libertarian Robert Sarvis comes in at 13 percent.

No matter your political affiliation though, this year there is a big push to get out the vote. In Virginia's off-year elections in the past, the voter turnout has hovered between 40 and 46 percent.

Charlottesville Area Transit is helping people get out to the polls on Election Day by providing free rides. The CAT buses reach many of the polling places in Charlottesville and Albemarle County. They will be running all day Tuesday starting at 6 a.m.

The polls are open on Election Day from 6 a.m. and run until 7 p.m.

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