Long lines accompany start of early voting in Virginia

Election 2020
Election 2020
Election 2020
Election 2020
Election 2020
Kin Lee
Posted at 1:31 PM, Sep 18, 2020
and last updated 2020-09-18 18:18:14-04

FAIRFAX, Va. -- Lines of voters stretched hundreds deep in northern Virginia and other parts of the state on the first day of early voting in the 2020 presidential election.

Friday marked the first day of early voting across the commonwealth.

In past presidential elections, Virginia voters needed a reason to cast an early ballot. This year, however, anyone can vote early.

In Fairfax County, election workers were scrambling to open an additional voting room at the county government center where a line of hundreds of voters, spaced six feet apart, stretched down the block.

Long lines were also evident in Virginia Beach, where voters waited in the rain.

Early in-person voting continues through Oct. 31 in Virginia.

Related: Early voting begins in Virginia: Here are 3 ways to do it

Related: Where you can vote early and in-person for the 2020 presidential election