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Steady Stream of Rain and Voters in Alexandria
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Steady Stream of Rain and Voters in Alexandria

Novlie Evans talks with City Council candidate Amy Jackson. Jackson says, "It's been busy at all of the polling places where I've been today. There has been a steady stream of rain and voters. That's good for the Democrats."

Novlie Evans talks with City Council candidate Amy Jackson. Jackson says, "It's been busy at all of the polling places where I've been today. There has been a steady stream of rain and voters. That's good for the Democrats." Photo by Shirley Ruhe.

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Natoma Jalloh and Rashidau Kanu from Sierra Leone with mayoral candidate Justin Wilson outside Samuel W. Tucker Elementary School polling place. Kanu says, "I am voting because we need change. We are all one people, no matter what color. My husband is back there in Sierra Leone. I have two kids here. I've tried and tried to get him here."

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Maranda Boson, assistant chief elections officer for the City of Alexandria, is sitting at the Ballot Table. She said she arrived at 4:45 a.m. to set up. "The doors have to be open at 6 a.m. There was a line around the building waiting to vote when we opened. The woman who was the first in line had probably been here since 5 a.m.”

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Renee O'Brien, precinct captain of 308 just around the corner from Samuel Tucker, says she is helping out at this location for a while. "When we vote we win. These badges say it all. …It has been busy all day."