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Election Day Tour to Polling Place in Fairfax County, Virginia

November 6, 2012


State Dept Image/Nov 06, 2012/Fairfax County, Virginia
Date: 11/06/2012 Location: Fairfax County, Virginia Description: Foreign media visiting a polling place in Fairfax County, Virginia on election day. - State Dept Image

November 6, 2012; Fairfax County, Virginia
Contact: Barbara Cooley, 202-504-6352, email: cooleyb@state.gov  

Tthe FPC led a tour for 43 foreign journalists to the Fairfax County Government Center polling site to examine the county voting process. The Fairfax County Secretary and the Chairman of the Electoral Board gave the journalists an overview of the mechanics of voting and how votes are processed. Journalists interviewed voters, including State Senator David Marsden. Tour participants came from Azerbaijan, Brazil, China, India, Russia, and numerous other countries.