Vote

The Polk County Board of Elections is reporting no problems and a quiet day at the polls so far as the 2017 municipal election is well underway. 

Officials at the office aren't keeping full tallies this year of people coming to the ballots during the day, but they said that so far "we have light voter turnout." 

No issues have been reported so far for the day. 

All seven precincts in the county are open today, and voters in every precinct will get to decide what to do about extending the E-SPLOST to 2026 in this year's proposal for new additions and maintenance at local schools. 

Voters in Cedartown are deciding between four candidates for three commission seats. Incumbents Matt Foster and Jordan Hubbard are seeking to keep their seats, while political newcomer Jessica Brewster Payton and longtime candidate Patrick McNally seek to earn seats as well. One seat is being left open by Larry Odom, who will be retiring from the Cedartown Commission at the end of this year's term in December. 

Rockmart voters in the Board of Education's District 6 also have a contested race to cast a ballot in today. They'll be choosing between Carolyn Williams, Judy Wiggins and Chris Culver to see who takes over that seat in a special election. Wiggins was selected by the board to fill the seat in an interim role after former School Board member and now County Commissioner Hal Floyd resigned from his position in August. 

Voters in Aragon and Rockmart ended up without any contested positions this year, after several candidates got into and dropped out of Aragon's race and Rockmart had only their incumbents return for city council positions. 

Check back starting after 7 p.m. for results in the contested races.