Jacquelyn Sickler won’t be home on Nov. 6 to vote on Election Day.
Sickler, of the City of Falls Church, said she will be out of town and because of it, she was one of the many people who ventured out to the city’s voting office to cast her absentee vote.
“I’m supposed to be going out of town around Election Day,” said Sickler. “I wanted to make sure my vote counted.”
Besides the voter registrar office in Loudoun County, the one in Falls Church is the only other open Monday in Virginia, said David Bjerke, general registrar for the City of Falls Church. City government and the Mary Riley Styles Public Library are all closed, but the Falls Church Community Center is planning to remain open through this evening. Susan Finarelli, spokeswoman for the city, said city officials decided that the voting would end at noon instead of 5 p.m. as originally planned.
Bjerke said more than 10 people cast their absentee votes Monday. The voting is in the Dogwood Room (city’s training room) in City Hall on level G.
“The show must go on,” Bjerke said. “If I’m going to be in the office, I’m going to let people vote.”