POLK COUNTY TURNOUT BRISK, RAIN DIDN'T STOP VOTERS
From what Supervisor of Elections Lori Edwards is saying even this afternoon, the voter turnout could meet her earlier prediction of 50 percent. According to the Lakeland Ledger update, voting was brisk throughout much of the day. Not even showers and thunderstorms that passed through during the afternoon could apparantly stop voters.
The only reported problem was during the thunderstorm, when a partial power outage briefly affected one predominately Black precient in central Lakeland. The voting machines were not affected; it only caused dimming of the lights in the building.