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Turnout Surprisingly Light In Arlington Special Election

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In Virginia, voting in today's special election for Arlington County Board is lighter than expected.

Arlington Registrar Linda Lindberg says turnout this morning at the polls was very light, an indication that the number of people voting today may end up being smaller than expected.

"I don't know if it had to do with the fact that it was sort of foggy and gray and dreary, but we just did not have...large numbers of people out."

Lindberg had initially predicted a 20 percent turnout. But so far, the polls have anywhere between a five and 15 percent turnout heading into the afternoon rush hour. So she's now changing her expectation to a 15 percent turnout.

"We shall see. I mean, I would love to be wrong," Lindberg says.

Candidates include a Democrat, an Independent Green and two independent candidates vying to replace longtime County Board member Chris Zimmerman, who resigned his position to take a job with an advocacy group.


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