Polls open today for 2016 election

Published 10:00 pm Monday, November 7, 2016

Polk votes 45 percent during early voting

Residents can choose their candidates in both North and South Carolina as the 2016 election is today.

North Carolina participated in early voting, which ended Saturday, Nov. 5 for Polk County residents. A total of 7,214 residents voted early, which was 45 percent of Polk County’s registered voters, according to the Polk County Board of Elections Office.

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There were 5,161 who voted at the Polk County Board of Elections Office, 954 who voted at the Mill Spring Fire Department and 1,099 who voted at the Green Creek Fire Department, according to the Polk County Board of Elections.

Polk County has seven polling places open today from 6:30 a.m.-7:30 p.m. The sites include the Harmon Field cabin for Tryon Township voters, Isothermal Community College and Polk County High School for Columbus Township voters, the Green Creek Fire Department for Green Creek Township voters, Saluda Fire Department for Saluda Township voters, the Mill Spring Fire Department for White Oak Township voters and Sunny View School for Coopers Gap Township voters.

South Carolina polls are open from 6 a.m.-7 p.m. Landrum residents vote at the United Methodist Church while area Greenville County residents vote at the Gowensville Community Center.

See Wednesday’s Bulletin for results or visit tryondailybulletin.com Tuesday night for coverage of the election.