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That drew a rebuke from Delegate Mark D. Sickles, Fairfax Democrat.

“It’s a little depressing to come here and hear the people who run our elections — and I don’t know what it says about us as a society — say that this is going to cost us too much to have their franchise,” Mr. Sickles said moments before the vote. “If they cannot find a larger room in Williamsburg city, that is really depressing.”