ROCKLAND — Rockland residents were turning out in large numbers Tuesday, Nov. 8 for the election that will help decide the outcome of statewide and local political races.

As of 10:30 a.m., 474 people had cast ballots in-person at the Flanagan Community Center.

In addition, as of Friday, 1,409 residents had requested absentee ballots and 1,156 had returned them to the city.

There are 5,712 registered voters in Rockland, not including around a dozen who had registered to vote Tuesday morning. There are 2,438 registered Democrats, 1,315 registered Republicans, 1,777 people not enrolled in any political party, 176 people registered in the Green Party, and three in the Libertarian Party.

Polls across the state close at 8 p.m. Voting results will be posted online as they become available.

For Knox County local race results, see: knox.villagesoup.com.

For election results from Hancock, Knox and Waldo counties, see: elections.villagesoup.com.

Some candidates were outside the Flanagan Community Center Tuesday morning. From left are Adam Lachman and Penelope York who are seeking a seat on the Rockland City Council; and state Rep. Valli Geiger, D-Rockland, who is seeking re-election to the Maine House. Photo by Stephen Betts

Citizens mark their ballots in Rockland on election day Tuesday, Nov. 8. Photo by Daniel Dunkle

Voter turnout is strong Tuesday morning, Nov. 8 at the Flanagan Community Center in Rockland with the line of voters going up the stairs. A contested local city council race and the race for who will be next Governor of the State of Maine served as a draw for voters. Photo by Daniel Dunkle

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