Herndon residents flowed steadily into the community center's front door a little after 7 a.m. Tuesday morning. Although some residents were only there to use the work out facilities, other residents were looking to cast their ballots for the much anticipated state elections.
Held in a small room off the front desk, residents were able to quickly sign in, walk up to the computer voting boxes, make their decisions, and walk out with an "I voted" sticker in hand.
Adorning the walkway up to the center, which is currently undergoing major construction, were numerous campaign signs hoping to make that one-last impression on Herndon's voters.
Around 7:30 a.m. Del. Tom Rust (R-86) arrived to say hello to the poll operators and constituents voting. Before the polling precincts were redistricted for the presidential elections, Rust voted at the community center. Upon arrival he joked that he had forgotten that he no longer voted there. After chatting with Planning Commissioner Jay Donahue outside, Rust went to his precinct to place his vote. He then spent the day visiting all of Herndon's polling locations, speaking with constituents and personnel working the polls.