Polling places statewide opened at 6:30 this morning, and will close at 7:30 this evening. Absentee ballots will still be received in person at your county Board of Elections tonight until the polls close.
The outcome of today’s election will be closely watched across the country; the election itself already has drawn interest from national outlets like The Washington Post and NBC News, as well as The Atlantic and Time magazines.
As one example, the university’s Stephanie Tubbs Jones Residence Hall is hosting Ward 9 voters from precincts J, K, L and P today because of construction taking place at their usual polling place, the Mary M. Bethune School.
As noted in a campuswide message sent Monday afternoon, Lot 56 (located between Mather Park and the STJ Residence Hall) is closed from 5 a.m. to 8 p.m. today to accommodate voter parking.