Here's are some of the voter turnout percentages we've gathered, as of 3 p.m.
- City of Roanoke 41 percent.
- Botetourt County 55 percent.
- Pittsylvania County 53 percent
We are waiting to hear from Roanoke and Bedford Counties.
Mostly all of the registrars in our area say turnout is lower than 2008.
During the last Presidential election in 2008, almost 75% of registered voters in Virginia voted.
From the Associated Press
Virginia election officials say statewide turnout will likely meet or exceed the 2008 presidential election.
State Board of Elections Secretary Donald Palmer says robust turnout is leading to long lines at polling places across the state and waits have varied from one to up to four hours.
Officials say they are working with localities to bring in more voting equipment and staff to help ease lines at polls that opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday.
Palmer says there have been very few issues at the about 2,400 polling places statewide, ranging from problems with electronic voting equipment, power outages and polls opening late.
Officials aren't seeing a large number of provisional ballots being cast for not having proper identification stemming from Virginia's new voter ID law.
Polls close at 7 p.m.
Election leaders in our area are so busy it's been tough getting information on just how many people have voted.
In Roanoke County 18,588 voters as of 10 a.m. Tuesday morning.
That's more than a quarter of Roanoke County's registered voters, but that's actually a lower turnout than at this point four years ago when a third of voters had been to the polls.
In Montgomery County at 10 a.m. 14,077 people had voted. That's good for a little over 22.5 percent of registered voters.
As of 10 a.m. in the City of Roanoke, 20.63 percent of registered voters had voted. That's a total of 13,321 people.