MUNICIPAL ELECTIONS TODAY
POLLS OPEN 6:30AM TO 7:30PM
Today is election day and I'll be in town from 6am until probably after 9pm today and will be providing updates throughout the day on social media using the hashtag #FranklinNC on Google Plus, Twitter and Facebook.
I will also be adding updates here from time to time today, so if you don't use social media, please check this article every couple of hours or so.
I have several friends in the local races for Mayor and Aldermen seats on the Franklin Town Board and I would like to see them all win, even if there are more of them than there are available seats. The ones that don't win tonight, I'd like for them to keep in mind that there will be three Aldermen seats open in 2015.
ELECTION DAY WEATHER FORECAST
Perfect voting weather today with mostly sunny with highs in the 60s and light winds. For those of you who are registered to vote in Franklin and Highlands...there is no excuse not to vote today. Unless you voted early.
Updates will be posted in reverse chronological order so you won't have to scroll to the bottom of the page to see if I have posted anything new.
Update #4 Blogger won't let me add the update to this post, so click here to see the fourth update.
Update #3 4:00pm
I spent about an hour at the town hall this afternoon and conducted an exit poll, but will not be releasing the results until the polls close at 7:30pm tonight.
39 people voted in the hour I was there and 252 so far had voted as of 3:20pm this afternoon. Many of the candidates continued to work the polls, and at one time or another today, all of them have been present.
Here are a few of the photos I took while I was there:
Update #2 8:30am
According to poll workers, as of 8:30 am, only 28 people had voted. 327 had participated in early voting.
Here are a few of the photos I took while I was at the town hall:
Update #1 7:30am
I was at the polling location at the town hall before they opened this morning and took a few photos. Poll workers told me that less than 300 people took the opportunity to vote early in this election.
Here they are, in no particular order (click on any of them to see a larger version):