Nearly 900 voters turned out on Thursday evening to show their support for one of two Democratic candidates for the .
"We've seen a good cross section of people from Alexandria, Arlington and Fairfax," said 45th House District Democratic Nominating Committee Chairman Craig Fifer, who added he was pleased by the turnout to support or .
In total, there are 66,000 registered Democratic and Republican voters eligible to vote in the race for the seat, which represents parts of Alexandria as well as portions of Fairfax and Arlington counties.
Fifer said for a City Council caucus, he would expect from 1,000 to 2,000 voters, but in this particular race there were "fewer candidates to drum up more interest" and it was .
"It's likely that the winner [of this race] will be elected to the General Assembly, based on past history, and could likely serve for years to come," Fifer said.
The Democratic winner in a special election Sept. 4 to replace Del. David Englin, who resigned.
The voting was held at in Old Town from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m., where 897 people voted. Day two of voting will be held Saturday at between 10 a.m. and 5 p.m.