Polls are open today until 7pm for the Half Cent Sales Tax Special Election. There is one issue on the ballot: either for or against the half cent sales tax. As of 8:40 am September 8th, 712 ballots have been cast at the polls, while 15,660 mail in ballots have been received. The breakdown by party is the following: 7482 Republican, 5993 Democrat, and 2,897 “other” ballots.
With only 712 ballots cast this morning so far, the polls are relatively empty aside from the 10 to 12 poll workers manning each polling place.