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By Kerry Klatt

Mayor races in Albert Lea and Austin

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ALBERT LEA/AUSTIN, MN (FOX 47) -- We're going to be keeping a close eye on some of the mayoral races, including the ones in Albert Lea and Austin. 

Voters in Austin and Albert Lea lined up early this morning, some even at 5:30.

Austin and Mower County election officials are predicting a 90 percent turnout.

Ardie Ohman, a Ward 1 Election Judge, says, "Excellent voter turnout. We had a real rush right away. We had one gentleman sitting in his car in the handicap spot at quarter to six so he would be sure to be here when the polls opened."

The lines were moving quickly, very efficiently.

Election judges say they're expecting the normal big rush after work, but they say they're prepared and ready to handle the big numbers.

We will continue to bring you coverage of the races.

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