As of 1 p.m., 22,733 voters in Albemarle County, Virginia had already voted. Albemarle County includes the crucial city of Charlottesville.
"It's as if it was 2008," Lauren Eddy, Deputy Registrar of Voters told NCR. The figure represents 32 percent of all eligible voters.
By way of comparison, in 2008, a total of 50,279 votes were cast in the congressional race in Albemarle County, with Cong. Tom Perriello taking just over 63% of the total.
In 2006, a total of 36,417 voters cast ballots in Albemarle County in the last midterm congressional race.