An Election Day like no other is here at last

Voters wait in line at an early voting center in Henrico County on Oct. 20, 2020. (Ned Oliver/Virginia Mercury)

More than two million Virginians have already cast ballots, but that hasn’t diminished the drama of Election Day, coming with attendant fears of civil unrest, uncertainty over when results might be revealed and the added complications of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.

If you need to brush up on what’s on your ballot, you can review Graham Moomaw’s thorough primer on what’s at stake for Virginia today. For deep dives on the potentially historic redistricting amendment voters will consider, read here and here.

Polls are open today from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. To find your polling place, where you can vote in person or drop off your absentee ballot, go to the Department of Elections’ citizen portal.

To tide you over while you wait for results to roll in, you can read the Mercury’s full catalog of 2020 election coverage, including the States Newsroom special project, Battle for the Ballot, here.

And, most importantly, check back with us for coverage of developments that could stretch past tonight and into the coming days.