McDonnell: Confident Voting Will Be Unaffected

RICHMOND, Va. (AP) – Nine of Virginia's 134 voter registrar's offices remained closed Tuesday in the aftermath of the Atlantic superstorm that brought high winds to eastern Virginia and a freakish fall blizzard to the state's western mountains.

Republican Gov. Bob McDonnell said he is confident absentee voting in Virginia will be fully restored by Wednesday. Virginia hasn't adopted early voting.

The registrars still without power represent a mix of partisan loyalties.

Most were in the northern Virginia counties of Arlington, Loudoun, Fauquier and Fairfax, as well as the city of Falls Church. Accomack County on the Eastern Shore was still out, as were Wise and Tazewell counties and the city of Norton in southwestern Virginia.


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