Few voters turned out for early Tuesday morning, a turnout likely hurt by pouring rain in the early hours of voting but largely caused by the uncontested race, candidates said
As of 9:30 a.m., just 74 voters had cast their ballots.
Last year, 2,520 votes were cast among three candidates.
Poll workers said they weren’t likely to reach 10 percent of the town’s registered voters in this year's elections.
Laurie Cole, Edythe Kelleher, Mike Polychrones and Jane Seeman are all seeking re-election to their council and Mayor seats, respectively. They’ve all served for at least a decade.
Compared with highly contested races in Herndon and Fairfax City, Vienna’s election is quiet this year. Voters came more steadily to the polls last year, when four candidates ran for three open council seats.
Still, candidates hoped voters would come out to support them and the town’s work. Mayor Jane Seeman said she sent out about 300 paper mailers, emailed her entire contact list and publicized the election on Facebook and through the town’s newsletter.
“People should vote anytime they have the option,” Polychrones said
Polls will be open until 7 p.m. tonight.
Patch will provide updates throughout the day, and results later tonight