"Hi, I'm Audrey Moore and I'm running for chairman," Fairfax Supervisor Moore said over and over as if it were a recording she could not stop.

"Jack Herrity. Appreciate your vote," Republican Board Chairman John F. Herrity said as he hugged children, clasped hands with teen-agers on skateboards, and waved to elderly couples in folding chairs.

As 1,000 people cheered, Moore and Herrity walked through the South Lakes High School homecoming parade in Reston yesterday, shaking the same hands but managing never to say a word to each other.

The event was the last time this year Moore and Herrity would be seen campaigning at the same place for chairman. The most expensive, and perhaps the most divisive, campaign in county history was almost over.

Until the polls close on Tuesday, both candidates will continue shaking hands around the county, but there will be no more joint appearances, no new television commercials, no time to attack each other in the newspapers. After six months of dawn-to-dusk campaigning, both seemed relieved.

"The reception is overwhelming," said Herrity, enjoying the applause and the photographers' attention. "Maybe I'll dress up like a politician," he said, joking about how he might celebrate Halloween. Then, after telling another voter to remember him Nov. 3, he reconsidered: "Or maybe I'll dress up like a statesman, or better yet, a reelected chairman -- I am going to wear clothes, though."

Moore, both hands waving in the air, declared: "Campaigning is fun. I love it." She said she would rest the rest of the weekend. "There was a while there when I was getting four hours of sleep a night. I would get in my car {between appointments}, put my head back, and fall asleep.

"What am I going to do now?" she said. "I might clean up the kitchen."

As the last mailings were sent and as hundreds of Republican and Democratic volunteers dropped tons of literature on doorsteps throughout key precincts, there was little left for either candidate to do.

Some people along the parade route already had voted.

"Herrity is in bed with the developers," said Richard Spaulding, a Tidewater resident who saw both candidates at a morning parade in Annandale and who cast his decision by mail. "I voted for Audrey."

Carl Grant II, a senior at Ohio University who returned home for the South Lakes homecoming game, gave Herrity more encouraging news. As Herrity jogged to get in front of the pompon unit, Grant shouted: "Jack, you already got my vote."