Darren Doyle, story and photo:
From the looks of local polls around Edmonson County today, one would think most everyone forgot to vote; however, most local voters have already cast their vote, according to County Clerk Kevin Alexander.
"We've already had a 44% voter turnout for this election," he said. "The Secretary of State is expecting a 72% turnout number statewide and we could see even more of that here locally after today."
If Edmonson County sees a total turnout number of 70 or more percent, than more than half of voters have already cast their vote. Normally, when Edmonson County sees a 30% voter turnout or lower, polls seem almost silent over the course of an entire Election Day.
Only one contested local race is on the ballot for Edmonson voters, which is District 3 Magistrate, a write-in election. All other races are taking national and state attention with President, Senate, Congress, and state representation as well.
Tallies across the nation are expected to be delayed days, weeks, or longer; however local races will be available tonight after all polls close.