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WATERLOO (KWWL) -

Decision 2015 - local races around the area will be decided tomorrow as thousands of people cast their vote in the 2015 elections. 
But before voting opens, those working the polls and campaigns are gearing up for the day.

KWWL's Jessica Hartman caught up with those workers to find out what they expect form this years elections.

Several people involved in the process say the long hours they spend before and during election day is about giving serving their community.
 

"Hoping to get your vote tomorrow."

With just hours before the polls open, volunteers are making one last push to campaign.
 Renaldo Haywood dedicated his day to going door to door to more than 500 houses.
"I am a peoples persons. I am from the community. Anyway I can help and let other citizens of the community know about something good, I'm willing to walk," said Renaldo Haywood from the Citizens for Grout.

 Across town, election poll officials are preparing for the long day ahead.

"Get plenty of sleep because once your retired. You aren't use to getting up at five o'clock in the morning," said Patti Sorge, an Election Poll Official.

Voter turn out at one Waterloo location usually averages about 300 people, but with the mayoral race having so many candidates, Election Officials, are expecting a larger turn out.
 "Being as we have so many candidates for mayor in Waterloo and Cedar Falls, that its going to be a bigger turn out than it normally is, when you just have one or two people," said Alice Diehl, an Election Poll Official.

"Some of it too, could be the violence that has erupted in Waterloo over the last few years. Is somebody going to come in that is going to try and really help get Waterloo back in a positive light? I think we really need that," said Sorge.


No matter who people are voting for here in Waterloo or around Eastern Iowa, Alice and Patty are hoping citizens exercise their right to vote.

"Its going to be a beautiful day so no reason why you can't get out and vote. Its your right so lets do it,." said Sorge.
 

 Depending on where you live, polls will be opening at either 7:00 a.m. or noon and all polls will close at 8 p.m.
 If you need more information on where or when you can vote, you can contact your local county auditor.

The mayoral race in Waterloo an Cedar Falls requires a candidate to win with a simple majority.
 If that does not happen there will be a run off election the first of December.

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