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Photos: Election Day 2016 in Fredericksburg

By Susan Larson

Election Day 2016 I visited each of Fredericksburg’s five precinct’s, sharing my visits on Twitter. I encountered people happy for the opportunity to participate in our American democracy by voting and volunteering.

I was surprised by the lack of Republican signs and workers outside the polling locations. There were no Republican signs or workers at Precinct 401, one worker and a few signs at Precinct 301, signs but no workers at Precinct 201.

I asked Republican Party volunteer Dennis why there were so few signs and volunteers at Fredericksburg’s polling locations today. He said it was because the Republican Party Committee in the city is small and unorganized. “Most conservatives live in Stafford and Spotsylvania,” he said.
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Precinct 301 is at Walker-Grant Middle School, One Learning Lane. The Precinct Chief is Barbara Benton. There was one volunteer for the Republican Party and a few for the Democratic Party outside. Both parties had signs displayed.

Precinct 301 at of 1:25 1,562 of 4,029 registered voters have cast a ballot said Precinct Chief Benton #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/iEWFJpRSln— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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Precinct 101 is at Hugh Mercer Elementary School, 2100 Cowan Blvd. The Precinct Chief is Scott Vezina. There were both Democratic and Republican Party volunteers present outside.

#Fxbg GOP Chair @mshsbhccc at Precinct 101 #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/RXEn2aHpkD— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

Rev. MichaEl Hirsch (the E is capitalized on purpose) is chairman of Fredericksburg’s Republican Committee.
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Jill & Lyndol celebrating a vote for @HillaryClinton & @timkaine at Precinct 101 #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/jctFATc6wF— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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GOP volunteer Brian Gudmundsson & Abby at Precinct 101 #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/OBFr8BD2Dn— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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First time voters Yun & Ho Lee wanted a photo to mark the occasion at Precinct 101 #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/YOYLasfHRf— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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First @DrJillStein sign I’ve seen today. Precinct 101 #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/X1Ayu0ALa3— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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1,321 of 4,739 registered voters have cast ballots in Precinct 101 as of 10:52 -Precinct Chief Vezina #Election2016 pic.twitter.com/B0j39yhUyd— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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Hugh Mercer PTA bake sale outside Precinct 101 #Election2016 pic.twitter.com/1pMvKW1cbv— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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. @FXBGDems volunteer Sue Sargent at Precinct 301 #Election2016 pic.twitter.com/JcVU0m8rf9— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

This one should have said Precinct 101.

#ElectionDay in #fxbg pic.twitter.com/Yuta2Fs8WT— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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Precinct 402 is located at V.F.W. Post 3103, 2701 Princess Anne St. Claudia Herzog is the precinct chief. There were campaign volunteers from both the Republican and Democratic parties at this precinct.

380 of Precinct 402’s 1,980 registered voters have cast a ballot as of 10 am -Precinct Chief Herzog pic.twitter.com/cZMHo41lec— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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. @ReevesVA volunteers working the polls at Precinct 402 #Election2016 pic.twitter.com/O58iVnud7Y— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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Precinct 201 is located at Dorothy Hart Community Center, 408 Canal St. The Precinct Chief is Susan Tyler. There were campaign signs for both parties at the location, but only workers from the Democratic Party were present outside.
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. @FXBGDems at Precinct 201 wonder why there are NO GOP workers here #Election2016 #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/wKEaySFXKi— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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A few GOP signs at Precinct 201, but NO GOP workers #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/vZang7SDre— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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As of 9:20 a.m. 882 of Precinct 201’s 4,063 voters had cast a ballot said Precinct Chief Tyler #ElectionDay pic.twitter.com/VJ0d4yyIcd— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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Precinct 401 is located at New City Fellowship Church, 200 Prince Edward St. Richard Davis is the precinct chief. There were no Republican signs or workers outside.

As of 8:40 a.m. 443 of Precinct 401’s 2,540 voters have cast a ballot said Precinct Chief Davis pic.twitter.com/d50g9YhAFG— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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[email protected], @FXBGDems and Brenda working outside Precinct 401 #Election2016 #fxbgelection pic.twitter.com/OJFjRqPfZE— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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Precinct 401 – there are NO GOP signs or workers at this predominantly black precinct #Election2016 #fxbgelection pic.twitter.com/3dtTSmoZN6— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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Election Day 2016
Fredericksburg Voters’ Guide https://t.co/BRlz5yMiE5 #electionday #election2016 @TedSchubel pic.twitter.com/MQBwFOJt2Q— Fredericksburg.Today (@Fxbg2day) November 8, 2016

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