More than a million voters have already cast their ballots as of this morning, according to Christopher Piper, commissioner for the Virginia Department of Elections.
There are more than 5.9 million voters registered for this election, Piper said in a briefing, and more than 1 million have already voted.
Of those, about 862,000 voted early and in person, while 306,000 voted absentee by mail. Nearly 20% have already cast their ballots, he said.
"The Virginia General Assembly and the governor have worked together to expand access to the ballot, with early voting no-excuse, and other initiatives that have made voting easier here in Virginia," he said.
Piper said it's been a "pretty quiet" Election Day so far, with very minor issues at some polling locations, including a delayed 10-minute start at a middle school in Henrico County due to a medical situation. There were also reports of some scanner machines being jammed in the county, and "election officials are following the proper protocols" while waiting for technicians.
A power outage was reported at a polling location in Chesterfield County, and Piper said crews are on the scene. In Loudoun County, government office phones were offline this morning but now are back up, he added.
He encouraged voters to get out and cast their ballots today.
Polls close at 7 p.m. ET, and then registrar offices across the commonwealth will begin tabulating results, he said. If voters are in line at 7 p.m. when polls close, he reassured them that they can stay in line and will not be turned away.
Results will become official on Nov. 15 when they are certified by the state board of elections.