With sunshine and no rain or snow in the forecast and a presidential election at stake, a strong turnout of voters can be expected in Lycoming County today.
President Barack Obama and Republican challenger Mitt Romney have fought tooth and nail throughout the campaign, but now the people will have the final say on who will serve the nation's highest office.
Also at stake are various Congressional seats. And in Pennsylvania, voters will cast ballots for a number of positions including attorney general, auditor general, treasurer and various Senate and House seats.
Lycoming County Voter Services Director Sandy Adams said the normal turnout for an election is about 33 percent of all registered voters.
However, during a presidential election, that figure more than doubles to about 70 percent.
Adams noted that polling places will open at 7 a.m. and close at 8 p.m.
But the highest voting activity normally occurs before 9 a.m. and after 4 p.m.
Smoking, cellphones, cameras and video recorders are prohibited in all polling places.
Voters should note that the state photo ID law is not in effect for this election.
Although poll workers can ask voters for such identification, it is not required for casting ballots.
However, first-time voters in a new precinct will need to present some type of identification to election officials.
Adams noted that Lewis Township residents will vote this election at the Trout Run Fire Hall. They previously voted at the municipal building.
Anyone registered to vote who is unsure where to cast a ballot should call county voter services at 327-2267.