CLAY COUNTY — Contentious candidate races and a slew of hot-button issues are expected to draw big crowds to the ballot box this November.

In Clay County, voter turnout is estimated at 70 percent.

“It’s going to be presidential, that’s how high the turnout,” Clay County Election Board Director Patty Lamb said. “We’ve had a ton of new registrations, about 6,000 of them between the August primary and now.”

As of Tuesday, Oct. 30, Lamb said the county had 163,161 register voters in 80 precincts. Of those, it is estimated upwards of 7,000 will submit absentee ballots.

Polling locations are open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. on Election Day, Tuesday, Nov. 6. Those in line at 7 p.m. will be allowed to cast their votes.

To find out where you vote, go online to or call 415-8683.

Managing Editor Amanda Lubinski can be reached at or 903-6001.

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