UPDATE

More than 10% of Dubuque County's registered voters had cast ballots in today's election as of 3:30 p.m., according to county elections officials. 

A total of 3,856 absentee ballots have been counted. Another 3,261 residents had visited the polls in person as of 3:30 p.m. 

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UPDATE

A little more than 8% of Dubuque County's registered voters had cast ballots in today's election as 11 a.m., according to county elections officials.

That figure covers 3,856 absentee ballots that were received, as well as the 1,773 people who had turned out to the polls during the first three hours of voting today. 

ORIGINAL

Voters throughout Iowa will head to the polls today to, for the first time, weigh in on both municipal and school board elections simultaneously.

The polls will be open from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m. throughout the area. To find your polling place, visit the Iowa Secretary of State’s Office website at sos.iowa.gov.

Among the notable races in the area include contested races to represent Wards 2, 3 and 4 on the Dubuque City Council, as well as an at-large spot. Four seats on the Dubuque Community School Board will be decided as well, though only four candidates will be on the ballot. Two of the three races on ballots for the Western Dubuque Community School Board are contested.

Visit TelegraphHerald.com tonight for election results, which also will be featured in Wednesday’s print edition.