City of Manassas residents voted to stick with the current president, but decided they wanted change when it comes to when they vote on their local issues.
Almost 70 percent of City of Manassas voters said they wanted to move the city's local elections from May to November, putting it on the ballot with other larger elections, according to the State Board of Elections website.
See how each of the five City of Manassas precincts voted on the issue by clicking here.
Manassas resident Steve Hersch led the change to get the issue on Tuesday's ballot by .
"I really feel encouraged; I'm really happy about it for the city," Hersch said Tuesday night after the polls closed.
When he and his group, "Yes For November" were rallying for support earlier this year, many residents told them it was "common sense" to hold all the elections in November, Hersch said.
It saves the city money, he added.
But at the polls Tuesday, some voters told Patch they voted against moving the elections because it makes it campaigning more expensive for the locals.
Supporters of the May election said local candidates will have to work harder to be heard and seen over the presidental, state and congressional candidates.
Hersch said he understands that, but working to be heard is part of campaigning.
"It's a city of 40,000 people—there's a level of effort that is going to be required and I think that's appropriate because it's a big city," he said.
There's was a brief lag in the flow of results just after the polls closed Tuesday, because of the long lines at the polls in Virginia.
The Virginia State Board of Elections announced it will "pause" reporting election returns until 8 p.m. due to long lines throughout the Commonwealth.
"In consultation with officials from both the Republican and Democratic Party, the Virginia State Board of Elections has agreed to pause reporting until 8:00pm to ensure voters are not unduly influenced by preliminary results," said an email from the SBE. "Results will commence shortly thereafter."
The myriad of Manassas voters collectively voted in favor of re-electing U.S. President Barack Obama and Congressman Frank Wolf of the 10th District.
Wolf defeated Kristin Cabral, a Democrat, and Independent J. Kevin Chisolm. candidate in the City of Manassas precincts in final unofficial results provided by the State Board of Elections.
For complete election coverage on national, state and local races and the amendments, see Manassas Patch's Election section.
Manassas voters also showed they are in favor of the two proposed Virginia Constitutional Amendments on the ballot.
Former Senator and Virginia Gov. George Allen was defeated in Manassas by former Virginia Governor Tim Kaine in the race for the U.S. Senate. Allen, a Mount Vernon resident, was defeated by Jim Webb in the 2006 Senate race. Allen held the seat from 2000-2006.
There are five voting precincts within the city of Manassas.
Find out which precinct is yours by entering your address and zip code on the State Board of Elections site by clicking here.
10th Congressional District
Frank Wolfe, Kristin Cabral, J. Kevin ChisolmPrecinct Total Votes Frank Wolf Kristin Cabral J. Kevin Chisolm Write in Dean Elementary School 3,156
3 Weems Elementary School 2,221
5 Metz Junior High School 2,396
2 Haydon Elementary School 2,703
2 Baldwin Elementary School 2,483
George Allen and Tim KainePrecinct
Total Votes George Allen Tim Kaine Write in Dean Elementary School 3,177
5 Weems Elementary School 2,191
7 Metz Junior High School 2,418
3 Haydon Elementary School 2,763
3 Baldwin Elementary School 2,525
U. S. President: Incumbent Barack Obama (D), Mitt Romney (R), Virgil Goode (Constitution Party), Gary Johnson (Libertarian) and Jill Stein (Green Party)Precinct
Total Votes Barack Obama Mitt Romney Virgil Goode Gary Johnson Jill Stein Write-in Dean Elementary School
11 Weems Elementary School
10 Metz Junior High School 2,468
3 Haydon Elementary School
5 Baldwin Elementary School 2,580
Virginia Constitutional Amendments
Question 1: Eminent DomainPrecinct Yes Percent No Percent Dean Elementary School 2,391
Weems Elementary School 1,665
Metz Junior High School 1,855
Haydon Elementary School 2,017
Baldwin Elementary School 1,811
Question 2: Veto SessionPrecinct Yes Percent No Percent Dean Elementary School 2,404
Weems Elementary School 1,422
Metz Junior High School 1,814
Haydon Elementary School 1,169
Baldwin Elementary School 1,805