Precincts will remain open until 7 p.m. Results of the election should start to trickle in sometime around 8 p.m. on Tuesday.
The ballots are full of local races, including the race for county sheriff and several key seats on the Polk County Commission as well as the Polk County Board of Education.
Elections Supervisor Susan K. Williams reminds voters that campaigning of any kind will not be tolerated at the precincts.
“I really want people to turn out and vote, but we also want people to abide by the rules,” Williams said.
There are rules that clearly prohibit campaigning within 150 feet of any polling place. Campaigning includes bumper stickers, signs, T-shirts, hats, or anything else that advertises a candidate.
“We want to get the word out to people that this is the law,” Williams said.
According to Williams, anyone who parks a vehicle sporting a campaign sticker within 150 feet of a polling place will be asked to move their vehicle outside of the restricted area. Anyone wearing a T-shirt or hat that advertises a candidate will be asked to remove the cap and turn the shirt inside out.
Other laws pertaining to the polling precinct concern cell phone use. According to the law, it is illegal to have a cell phone on or in use inside of a polling place.
Results from the election will be posted tonight on www.thepolkfishwrap.com as votes are counted.