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Burke, Fairfax Station and Springfield: ‘Crazy’ Lines on Election Day Morning

Ipads, communication keep things moving quickly.

At 5:45 a.m., Colleen Dewing was queued up for a lifetime first: voting. The West Springfield High School senior needed to fulfill her civic duty early in order to take a shift right away at the senior class’ annual bake sale outside the school.

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Clinton and Kaine Carry Virginia, Trump Seizes Key Battlegrounds

Comstock, Connolly, Beyer re-elected; meals tax voted down; bonds voted up.

MEALS TAX referendum would have allowed Fairfax County supervisors to enact up to a four percent tax on prepared foods and beverages.

Fairfax County: Breaking Down the Bonds

County seeks authorization to finance transportation and parks projects, and human services and community development facilities

Fairfax County will try to make the most of voters’ time on election day Nov. 8, having them weigh in not only on the Presidential and Congressional elections, but also proposed Constitutional amendments, a referendum and bond questions.

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Fairfax County: Changes in Voting from 2012

Electoral board highlights key dates and procedure updates.

Clinton or Trump? Meals Tax or no Meals Tax? These are just a two of the weighty decisions on the ballot for this fall’s election. To help people prepare for this cycle, leaders of the Fairfax County electoral board held a meeting with media to highlight some changes from the 2012 Presidential election.

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Burke and Fairfax: Super Tuesday 2016 Viewpoints

Who did you vote for, and what are some of the most important issues for you in this election?

John Kasich. He’s the more moderate option. I really don’t want Trump to win and I want a more moderate fiscal budget, with more equitable wealth distribution.

Clifton: Super Tuesday 2016 Viewpoints

Who did you vote for and what are some of the most important issues to you in this election?

It’s important that populist leaders make logical choices, instead of emotional choices. We need someone who will lead our country, make sound decisions, have an actual plan.

Springfield: Super Tuesday Viewpoints

Who did you vote for, and what are some of the most important issues to you in this election?

Marco Rubio. I like what he stands for, the way he’s handled himself so far.

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Mount Vernon: County Picks Clinton and Rubio

But Trump joins Clinton in taking Virginia

Katie Hugo, daughter of Del. Tim Hugo (R-4?), turned 18 at the beginning of February and insisted she cast her first official vote with dad, who she said is the reason she’s involved and interested in politics.

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Burke, Clifton, Fairfax Station and Springfield: Clinton and Trump Take Virginia on Super Tuesday

Rubio controls Fairfax County, Sanders supporters nearly doubled by Clinton voters.

Katie Hugo, daughter of Del. Tim Hugo (R-40), turned 18 at the beginning of February and insisted she cast her first official vote with dad, who she said is the reason she’s involved and interested in politics.

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Mount Vernon: Clinton, Kaine Win Straw Poll

Fresh off her victory in the Iowa caucuses, Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton scored another win for the party’s nomination at the first northern Virginia Democratic Straw Poll of 2016, held Feb. 6 at Don Beyer Volvo on Richmond Highway.

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Fairfax County: Election Officers Still Needed for March Primary

Cameron Sasnett has one message for people concerned about the integrity of elections -- at least from a procedure standpoint: Get involved as an election officer.

State Senate–District 35: Richard “Dick” Saslaw (D)

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Comstock Wins 10th District Race

Comstock scores resounding 17-point victory over Democratic opponent John Foust.

Shortly after 10 p.m. Tuesday night, Republican Del. Barbara Comstock entered the Hilton ballroom in Ashburn to the tune of her favorite song - “This One’s for the Girls” sung by Martina McBride. The sassy, defiant country anthem – which tells girls to “stand your ground when everyone’s giving in” – struck the right chord with Comstock’s supporters, who chanted and clapped along with the music as Comstock took the stage to deliver her victory speech.

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Gerry Gets Things Done

Democratic incumbent Connolly fends off Republican challenger Suzanne Scholte.

As Huey Lewis and the News’ “Power of Love” poppy ballad led a soundtrack infused with ’80s pop and modern country music, the mood at the DoubleTree Crystal City hotel in Arlington ebbed and flowed between elated cheers and frustrated boos.

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Paper Trail

Single voting method helps streamline the process.

When it comes to voting, paper is the past, the present and the future. The assistant chief election officer at Robinson Secondary school James Emery Jr. of Fairfax said paper is too valuable as a voting record to abandon.

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