updated 2/5/2008 4:04:19 PM ET 2008-02-05T21:04:19

People are showing up at polling places across Virginia expecting to vote in presidential primaries that are still a week away.

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By noon Tuesday, the State Board of Elections had received about 400 calls, and many callers wanted to know why their polling places were closed.

Officials say that's double to triple the normal volume of calls.

Twenty-four states are picking presidential nominees in what's become known as Super Tuesday. Virginia's Republican and Democratic primaries are February 12th, next Tuesday.

The early arrivals are more evidence that next week's primary is expected to be draw an unusually heavy turnout.

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