Today is Election Day--exercise your right to vote!
Polls will be open today from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. throughout the state. A heavy voter turnout is expected. Officials predict up to a 64% voter turnout today. Polls will close at 6 p.m., but anyone still waiting in line at 6 p.m. will be permitted to vote.
The race for President of the United States sits atop the ballot with President Obama expected to face a strong challenge from Governor Mitt Romney. The state race that all Floyd County voters will vote in is the race for 7th district Supreme Court justice. Justice Will T. Scott is battling former Justice Janet Stumbo in a highly contested rematch of the 2004 race that saw Scott narrowly defeat Stumbo. The Prestonsburg City Council race is also on the ballot in the city of Prestonsburg. The eight current members and six new faces are seeking one of the eight seats on the council. Those on the ballot include: Timothy Cooley, Bob Carpenter Sr., David Gearheart, Timothy Vandine, Don Willis, Harry Adams, Carolyn Ford, Freddy Goble, Benji Ferguson, Adam Williamson, Cliff Latta, Roy Roberts, B.D. Nunnery, and Les Stapleton.
Stay tuned to Q95 News today for precinct reports throughout the day, followed by complete returns from Floyd County beginning at 6:15.