Early voting wasn’t just limited to larger, more nationally prominent areas as dozens of Alpine voters made their way to the polling station to cast their ballots.
It wasn’t uncommon around the valley for voters to run across longer lines than usual, but experienced and knowledgeable voting staffers have kept those lines moving quickly.
Early morning rain turned into heavy snowfall in the early hours of election day. The National Weather Service is expecting as much as five inches of new snow in Afton, while Alpine is expected to receive up to seven inches.
High interest in the national election is driving voter turnout, but local races such as trustees for Lincoln County School District #2 school board and various Town Council seats will have Star Valley residents awaiting results later this evening.
Readers of starvalleyindependent.com can check back this evening for unofficial results. Jeanne Wagner, Lincoln County Clerk, estimates that the preliminary results will be reported just past 8 p.m.