Election Day in Elk County

It's been a sunny, yet cool, day in Elk County and the hope is that the nice weather will encourage more voters to travel to the polls for today's general election. The county only had a 20.52 percent voter turnout in the primary election in April, with 4,141 out of 20,179 registered voters casting ballots. While there are 10,714 registered Democrats in the county compared to 7,436 registered Republicans, in the April election only 19.40 percent of Democrats voted compared to 27.73 percent of Republicans. Traffic has been fairly steady at many area polling locations this afternoon and a line of cars is shown leaving the Best Western in St. Marys shortly before 4 p.m. Photo by Becky Polaski.