9:35 p.m. — With 40 of 53 precincts reporting, Arlington County Board Member Libby Garvey (D) is garnering 57 percent of the vote, with Republican Matthew A. Warvo 29 percent and Independent Audrey R. Clement 12 percent
9:30 p.m. — Va. Governor Bob McDonnell’s office says that voters are still waiting in line in Prince William, Fairfax, Chesapeake and Virginia Beach.
9:27 p.m.— Virginia GOP Chairman Pat Mullins said shortly after 9 p.m. that hundreds of people were still in line at polls around the state. The process could take hours, he said."It's all over the state," he said.
9.21 p.m. — There were still long lines at the River Oaks precinct in Dumfries on the eastern edge of Prince William County after 9 p.m. Tony Guiffre, secretary of the county’s electoral board, said everyone in line would be allowed to vote and he expects the last voters to cast their ballots by 10 p.m.
“Anyone who was in line to vote at 7p.m., who is eligible to vote, will be able to vote regardless of how long it takes,” said Nikki Sheridan, a spokesman for the state board of elections.
8:32 p.m. — “How about it, we won!” House Majority Leader Eric Cantor (R) told a cheering crowd at the Omni hotel in Richmond. He said turnout in his Richmond district has been Republican-heavy, which he says bodes well for Romney and Allen.
p.m.— “It may be 8:30 or after before some of the polls actually have the last voter cast the vote and sometime after that before the results come in,” Gov. Robert F. McDonnell (R ) told reporters at the GOP party at the Omni hotel in Richmond. “So I think we’re in for a little wait.”
7:41 p.m. — The Virginia State Board of Elections delayed the start of results reporting until 8 p.m., due to long lines at the polls.
7:24 p.m. — There were still dozens of voters waiting in Prince William County’s line at Potomac Middle School in Dumfries as the polls officially closed. Some had already waited four hours. As long as they were in line at 7 they would be allowed to vote, county officials said. “We’ll be here ‘til the end,” said Gaston Gianni, the county’s chief election official.
7:12 p.m. — Political junkies take note: one of seven of the most closely watched counties in the country is Henrico County in Va., which went for Bush by 8 in 2004 and Obama for 12 in 2008. Another good bellwether county in Virginia is Loudoun County, the most affluent in the country and a Washington suburb, pundits say.
7:07 p.m.— Those still waiting in line as the polls closed will be allowed to vote.
7 p.m. — Polls close in Virginia.