Super Tuesday voting in Prince Edward described as slow

Published 4:22 pm Tuesday, March 3, 2020


Peggy Kelsey and Emily Erickson wait to check in voters at the Farmville Fire Department polling place Tuesday, March 3. (Photo by Roger Watson)

Super Tuesday voting was described as “slow” Tuesday afternoon, March 3, just a few hours before the polls closed.

At noon, Prince Edward Voter Registrar Lynette Wright said 835 of the county’s 13,055 voters had cast their ballots. Unless that trend picks up after people get off work, that would mean only 17% of voters would cast a ballot in today’s primary elections before polls close at 7 p.m.

“I would say voting is pretty slow,” Wright said. “It’s not awful, awful for a primary, but it’s not moderate. It’s pretty low.”

Wright said there had not been any issues at polling places. The registrar’s office did receive three calls from people wondering how to get to the county’s new 502 Buffalo Heights polling place.

“VDOT has put signs up for us at the old place and the new place,” she said. “There have really been no issues that we have heard.”

Polling places across Virginia will remain open until 7 p.m. tonight.