Early voting is underway in Virginia on Friday, even though the election is 45 days away.
Fairfax County residents got out to vote at the Fairfax County Government Center. A number of them voted on issues that affected their daily lives.
“Crime in my area is going up, and education in my area is not as good as when I moved here, so I’m concerned about both,” Fairfax County resident Pam Nicholson said.
The options on the ballot include sheriff, clerk of courts and county prosecutor.
Another woman who only gave her first name, Susan, said she wasn’t happy with the candidate choices and wrote in a candidate.
She also expressed her concerns about the public school system and took her son out of it.
“I don’t like what’s going on in the public schools right now, so I put him in a private school,” Susan said, adding that she voted to “try to flip the school board.”
How to vote
In Fairfax County, you can vote weekdays from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the main government center, and 1 p.m. to 7 p.m. at the Mt. Vernon and North County government centers.
Voting hours in Loudoun and Prince William counties are from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
You will need to bring an I.D. to vote, and if you received a ballot in the mail, you need to bring that with you.
Early voting runs through Nov. 4. Election Day will take place three days later on Nov. 7.