Former U.S. Senator George Allen, who is currently campaigning to win back his old job, paid a visit to Oak Hill on Tuesday, specifically Oak Hill Elementary School, where votes for Kinross East and Kinross West precincts are cast. Patch.com has photos.
Primaries rarely turn out the voters to the same degree as general elections, particularly presidential elections. Even so, the results of voting in Oak Hill mirrored voting results across Virginia. For whatever reasons, Republicans mostly stayed home instead of voting in Tuesday’s primary. Reasons may have included a choice of only two candidates that qualified (Mitt Romney and Ron Paul) or Republicans simply feeling uninspired by their choices.
Only 264,247 Republicans across Virginia bothered to vote on Tuesday. There are 5,153,482 registered voters in Virginia, making the state turnout rate 5.153%. Considering that Virginia voters do not register by political party, presumably the percentage of Republicans would be higher, assuming a third of registered voters consider themselves Republican.
How did Fairfax County compare with the state? 39,384 of 703,757 total voters voted, a turnout rate of 5.596%.
Here are results by precinct in Oak Hill. Not so inspiring for those who advocate democracy:
PRECINCT VOTES %TURNOUT
FOX MILL 337 7.4 FRYING PAN 112 4.0 MCNAIR 100 3.0 FRANKLIN 76 8.3 KINROSS EAST 160 6.7 KINROSS WEST 146 6.5 CARSON 100 5.2