Almost two-thirds of active registered voters in Arlington had voted either by mail or in person by Saturday when the in-person early voting closed in Virginia. On Election Day itself, a line of Arlingtonians waited to vote at the Central Library at 6 a.m. when the polls opened but by 7:30, it had slowed down to a steady flow of one-to-two voters at a time.
Virginia Board of Elections lists 166,415 active voters in Arlington as of Oct. 31. As of Nov. 1, Arlington reported 104,988 votes already cast, including 51,088 by mail and 59,880 in-person. Of the 51,088 mail ballots, 38,111 had been counted.
Virginia law allows mail ballots postmarked by Election Day to be counted as long as they arrive by Friday, Nov. 6 by noon.