Polls opened at 3 p.m. at in South Huntington. Voters have until 10 p.m. to cast their vote for three school board seats and the proposed budget.
Polls opened at 6 a.m. in Huntington.
At about 2 p.m., Huntington District Clerk Liz Troffa said turnout so far has been somewhat lighter than last year at Huntington High School. She said the rainy weather might be the cause for the light turnout so far.
Five candidates are running for three seats on the Huntington school board. Also on the ballot, the proposed school budget proposition and a building reserve fund proposition.
Polls at close at 9 p.m.
So far on election day, there has been a stark contrast in the way two neighboring Huntington school districts have handled the media on election day.
Huntington schools superintendent Jim Polansky banned media from taking photos near polling booths and registration areas inside Huntington High School Tuesday during voting, while just down the road, the press has been granted unrestricted access at Whitman High School in the South Huntington school district.
Polansky did not return repeated requests to Patch for clarification of his decision. Troffa said Polansky approved photography outside of the school only.
Earlier in the day, a Patch reporter was instructed by Huntington High School security to exit school property when shooting photos or video.
With a steady rain falling throughout the day, voting has been steady in two school districts in Huntington.
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With about two hours remaining until the polls close at Huntington High School turnout has picked up considerably from earlier in the day.
With the rain giving way to fog and residents returning from work, activity in the voting area of the school is as busy as it's been all afternoon. Currently, about three to five voters are waiting in line at the voting booths.
Huntington school district polls close at 9 p.m.
Check back with Patch for immediate election results as the come in.
Updated at 7:15 p.m.
Polls now closed. Candidates and supporters gathering the lobby of Huntington High School. Vote totals coming shortly
Update at 9 p.m.