Polling stations still seeing steady stream of voters
As of 12:30 p.m., the three De Soto polling locations were still reporting steady streams of voters and much higher numbers than were seen in the August primaries. "Compared to what we saw in August, we're ahead of schedule. Right now we've seen about 205 voters and in August we saw 262 the entire day," said Community Center supervising judge David Wayne.
The De Soto VFW Post #6654 also saw a substantial increase in voters.
"I don't think we've slowed down since we opened," said supervising judge Christine Peterson. "In August we ended the day at about 400 and we're already over 300."
Voter turn-out at the De Soto Methodist church is also increased, although part of that may be due to advanced ballots.
"We had about 25 percent of our voters turn in advance ballots," said supervising judge Joe Vankempen. "But even with that we've seen a steady stream of voters. We're at about 202 right now."
Polls are open until 7 p.m. Check back to the Explorer for more results as they become available.