Polling places quiet on Election Day

Poll watcher Glenda Ann Belote leaves the Hampton Center Voting Precinct on West Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala, Fla. on Tuesday, Nov. 3, 2020. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2020.
Chilly temperatures ushered in Election Day 2020 today as the final wave of voters make their way to the polls to cast ballots for a number of local, state and federal races.

Ocala-area polling places were relatively quiet this morning, which isn’t a surprise, given that tens of thousands of voters cast ballots by mail and during early voting in recent weeks, according to the Marion County Supervisor of Elections Office. Lines to vote are expected to be short at the more than 100 polling places county-wide.

There are few local races on the ballot in Marion County. Voters are casting ballots for one School Board seat and the question of whether to renew a one-cent sales tax for various government needs. But there are a number of races for the state Legislature and Congress, as well as six proposed amendments to the Florida Constitutions.

And of course, there is a race for the presidency of the United States.

Biden supporter Teddy Laurysits in a field outsidet the Hampton Center voting precinct on Silver Springs Boulevard in Ocala Tuersday morning. [Bruce Ackerman/Ocala Gazette] 2020.
The polls are open until 7 p.m. today. Please check back here after 7 for local election results, including a glimpse at how Marion County voted for president.

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