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Vote Today In General Election

By Staff | Nov 4, 2008

VOTERS in Palo Alto County will go to the polls today to elect a new president. Many voters cast their ballots early. In Palo Alto County, over 1,400 absentee ballots were cast. That’s over 20-percent of the county’s registered voters. Palo Alto County Auditor Gary Leonard stands in front of his office as another voter fills out her ballot Monday. --Jane Whitmore photo

Voters of America will go to the polls today to elect a new president, senators, congressmen and county officials. The polls in Palo Alto County will be open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m.

Political prognosticators have been predicting the outcome of the election for weeks. In Emmetsburg, there have been some unscientific polls.

Cookie Poll — Chuck and Kim Mammen at McNally’s Bake Shop have been conducting the Cookie Poll. Donkey-shaped cookies are a vote for the Obama-Biden ticket and elephant-shaped cookies are a vote for the McCain-Palin ticket. As of Monday morning, Obama had a commanding lead with 246 cookies sold as opposed to McCain’s 89. More Obama cookies were being baked.

Car Wash Poll — Bill Burdick put up signs at his car was in south Emmetsburg. One bay was designated McCain, another for Obama and a third Undecided. As of Monday morning, Obama was up by 12%. There was very little activity in the “undecided” bay.

Mock Election — Emmetsburg Middle School students held a mock election last week after seventh and eighth grade students made presentations on Republican and Democrat candidates and issues. Results of the Emmetsburg Middle SchoolMock Election was: McCain-Palin 112 over Obama-Biden 97.

There are 6,993 registered voters in Palo Alto County, as of Monday, Nov. 3: 2709 registered Democrat; 1699 registered Republican; and 2584 registered as no-party.

Vote today!