It’s election day across much of the country as voters in two-dozen states offer their choices in presidential primaries and caucuses.

Here in Evanston, in addition to the big race at the top of the ballot voters have an array candidates for state and county offices to choose from, along with a hotly-debated referendum question on whether to raise the real estate transfer tax 20 percent to help fund public safety pensions.

Voters at the McGaw YMCA downtown at mid-morning found no long lines, but a steady stream of voters waiting to cast their ballots, either on paper or on touch-screen machines.

The polls are open until 7 p.m. We’ll have local results tonight as soon as they become available.

Bill Smith is the editor and publisher of Evanston Now.

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