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High turnout expected for Tuesday’s midterm elections

With the rate of absentee voters already having cast their ballot increasing over the last midterm election, Tuesday’s Election Day turnout is expected to be high at polling locations throughout Gloucester and Mathews.

Polls will be open on Election Day in Gloucester, Mathews and the rest of Virginia from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Statewide, voters will be asked to choose from three candidates for U.S. Senate, as well as weigh in on two proposed amendments to the state constitution.

In Gloucester, Mathews and the rest of Virginia’s 1st Congressional District, voters will pick between incumbent Rep. Rob Wittman (R-Montross) and his Democratic opponent, Vangie Williams.

 “There has been a noticeable increase in absentee ballots,” said Bobbi Morgan, Gloucester’s voter registrar. As of Oct. 25, she had received 782 absentee ballot requests leading up to Tuesday’s elections. During the last midterm election, Morgan said she had received 266 absentee bal...

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