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Thousands Expected to Vote at Albemarle Co. School Polling Places

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ALBEMARLE COUNTY, Va. (WVIR) -

Thousands of people are turning out at polling places in Albemarle County, most of which are schools.

Classes were canceled Tuesday so that 18 of the county’s 26 schools could be used as polling places for the Dual Presidential Primary.

Officials expect more than 20,000 registered voters, roughly 14 percent, to show up and cast their vote at a school.

"It definitely has an impact. It could have an impact on our operations, but more importantly we know that people look to the schools as their community centers and so we want them to be open and for them to have easy access to vote. We don't want to turn away voters," said Matt Haas with Albemarle Co. Public Schools.

Some of the largest school polling locations are Cale Elementary, Crozet Elementary and Brownsville Elementary.

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