Kat Kehoe of McLean, Kris Gregory of McLean, Fairfax County Board of Supervisors-Dranesville, John Foust (D) and Christy Villalobos of Herndon man the polling station table for Dr. Ibraheem Samirah during absentee voting at the Herndon Fortnightly Library on Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019.
Photo by Mercia Hobson.
In-person absentee voting numbers looked promising Saturday, Feb. 16, 2019, as voters entered the Herndon Fortnightly Library for the Special Election-86th House of Delegates District held to replace Jennifer Boysko, who was recently elected to the State Senate. At 11:30 a.m., 72 ballots had been cast, said Russell Ugone of Vienna, Supervisor of Absentee Voting Fairfax County Election. "This is a very good number,” Ugone said.
Outside the library, Democrats staffed their table for Ibraheem Samirah and Republicans staffed their table for Gregg Nelson. Independent candidate Connie Hutchinson placed her campaign signs out earlier that morning in front of the polling station. Reached for comment, Hutchinson said she and her volunteers were out knocking on doors, seeking votes.
When the polls closed at 5 p.m. a spokesperson said, 275 people had voted.
Since the Special Election for Virginia HD-86 is scheduled for Tuesday, Feb. 19 after the Oak Hill & Herndon Connection is published for the Feb. 20-26 edition, election results will be reported in Feb. 27- March 5 edition.