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Ebbin Proposes Extended Polling Hours

By ARLnow.com

Thursday - 1/10/2013, 12:15pm  ET

Long line to vote, as seen from the roof of Arlington Central Library (photo courtesy Peter Golkin)In the wake of a presidential election that saw 3+ hour lines at polling stations in Arlington, state Sen. Adam Ebbin (D) has proposed a bill to extend polling hours in Virginia.

Ebbin, who represents parts of Arlington and Alexandria, is proposing extending the poll closing time to 8:00 p.m. from 7:00 p.m.

Ebbin’s bill, SB 964, is scheduled to be heard in the Senate Privileges and Elections committee on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Photo courtesy Arlington Public Library