According to reports and the State Board of Elections, Virginia's new voter ID law has not been an issue.
The race between Kaine and Republican George Allen has been tight, as both men are former Virginia Governors.
Both say they can work with anyone, regardless of party affiliation.
Sounds like the right thing to say.
We asked Mr. Kaine why voters should believe that his success in Virginia would translate to Washington, if he's elected.
"You have to show a willingness to compromise if you want others to compromise,” Kaine said. “I mean if you look at the history of Congress, it's not a one way path to dysfunction. There are times of function and times of dysfunction and it’s up and down. And what that means is we just have to put more people in now that know how to have a track record of building bridges."
The polls in Virginia opened at 6am, and they will stay open until 7 p.m. If you are in line at 7 p.m., you are still allowed to vote.
GEORGE ALLEN CAMPAIGN
Story by WDBJ7 Senior Reporter Joe Dashiell
Republican U.S. Senate candidate George Allen spent the day campaigning, but not before spending time waiting in line to vote.
WDBJ7’s Joe Dashiell spoke with George Allen just a short time ago.
Allen arrived to vote at his home precinct in Mount Vernon around 6:15 a.m. Tuesday morning. And like many Virginians he had to wait in line for about an hour.
He and his wife Susan were able to vote, and then they went their separate ways to work polls in Northern Virginia, and down the I-95 corridor to Richmond.
We spoke with Allen just a short time ago as he shook hands with voters in Henrico County. He told us he has been buoyed by what he's seen.
“The turnout is great. I think that Virginians recognize how momentous this election is. And people are voting as if America's future depends on their decisions here in Virginia, and indeed they're right,” Allen said.
Allen attributes strong turnout in southwest Virginia to voters concerned about the future of coal, and turnout in Hampton Roads for voters worried about the possibility of major cuts in military spending.
Allen said he's encouraged by what he's seen today, and hopeful he'll be celebrating victory here tonight.