WILKES-BARRE, LUZERNE COUNTY (WBRE/WYOU) – The polls opened promptly at 7:00 a.m. Tuesday morning as the 2018 mid-term elections got underway.

Although absentee ballots have been streaming into local election offices for several weeks, a record number of people across the nation are expected to cast their ballot in one of the most divisive, expensive mid-term elections in history.

It’s expected that when all is accounted for at the end of the night, an estimated $5 billion will have been spent by candidates of all political parties on image, issue and attack ads – another record.

In some precincts across northeast and north central Pennsylvania minor glitches were reported early on, but nothing significant enough to prevent a ballot from being cast. 

If you unsure where your polling place is, you can find it here.

Pennsylvanians are casting ballots for Governor and Lt. Governor, U.S. Senator, 19 U.S. House members, Even-numbered state Senate districts and all state House seats.

Questions about the election process can be found here.

If you see voter fraud, or experience voting problems call the Pennsylvania Department of State’s official election hotline at 1-877-VOTESPA (1-877-868-3772).