Update on election in MoorheadMoorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - It's election day - In just hours Moorhead will have a new Mayor - for the first time in 12 years.
By: WDAY Staff Reports, WDAY
Moorhead, MN (WDAY TV) - It's election day - In just hours Moorhead will have a new Mayor - for the first time in 12 years.
And polling officials say they're surprised by the turnout - estimating more than 20 percent of voters are getting out the vote.
Here at the Hjemkost Center is just one of the 10 polling places around town.
It will be just the 3rd time in 34 years the city has a new mayor.
Council member Mark Hintermeyer is just one of the candidates - also running in the race, Mike Hulett, Del Rae Williams and Kevin Shores.
City Clerk, Michelle French says Moorhead was selected as an e-poll book pilot study - a quicker way of registering to vote.
Michelle French/Moorhead City Clerk: “It's just making voting a little easier and you can just use your I.D. And go in and swipe your I.D. And then go on your way and vote.”
French says three precincts are using the new technology at St. Francis and Brookdale.
If you have yet to hit the polls - you have a little more than an hour and a half to do so - they close at 8.