8:45 p.m. update: "It would be fair to say a pattern has emerged," said Town Clerk Mark Mutter.
8:36 p.m. update: With more than a dozen districts reporting, Kelaher continues to outpace Brush in race for mayor of Toms River.
8:18 p.m. update: With four districts reporting, Kelaher is up over Brush. In districts 21, 2, 3 and 10, the incumbent mayor is the top vote getter.
7:50 p.m. update: With the polls about to close at 8 p.m., we're headed over to Town Hall as Town Clerk Mark Mutter tabulates polling places' votes as they come in. We'll be reporting from town hall as well as both the county Republican and Democrat respective hangouts with live updates.
7 p.m. update: We checked in with Mayoral candidate Paul Brush (D) who expressed thanks at how the campaign went and described visiting more than two dozen locations heading into the evening. His slate was heading over to fellow candidate Robert Bianchini's home in East Dover before joining the county Democrats at the Tuscan House. At 7 p.m., there's one hour left until polls close.
6:30 p.m. update: District 10 Candidate Gregory McGuckin said he's spent today throughout South Jersey and estimates he's made probably 30 stops campaigning today, with less than two hours to go before polls close.
6 p.m. update: East Dover Baptist Church, a polling location for Toms River districts 33 and 28, had no wait to vote at 6 p.m. A regular stream of voters came to the ballot with no lines.
5:30 p.m. update: Toms River Democrat for Council Mary Malagiere weighed in on the months of campaigning for one of three at-large council seats. She told Patch that the process has been exciting, and extremely rewarding. "Just going out to meet so many people, hear their concerns — just that has been tremendous," she said.
2 p.m. update:
Town Clerk Mark Mutter expects results to start coming in around 8:15 p.m. and will likely keep his office busy through 10:30 p.m., he said. Results as they come in are also on the Ocean County clerk's website.
8 a.m. update:
We asked the township clerk how he predicts voter turnout in this election will compare to previous ones. Mark Mutter said about 30 percent voter turnout is likely: "in 2003, our first direct election for Mayor, it was 37 percent; in 2007, it was 34 percent," he said.
7 a.m. update:
Where will the be as the results come in? The Republican slate for council and mayor, as well as 10th District candidate Greg McGuckin, will be joining the county Republican club at the in Toms River. Meanwhile, the is where the county Democrats are watching the results.
6 a.m. update:
It's election day and one of the busiest places is the township clerk office, who is charged with the task of monitoring the election and collecting the results.
Toms River Town Clerk Mark Mutter said the township has upward of 60 polling places in town.
And sometimes the locations change if problems arise, he said. That's the case for this election.
District #63, a new district, is moved into West Dover Elementary School and will be there with district #14, which has been there for years. They will both be in the gymnasium.
"#63 was at the Ice Rink at Winding River in the Primary—but we received numerous complaints about that, so we moved #63 into the school," Mutter said.
Districts #36 & 60, at on Old Freehold Road , will still be there—but in a different Hall there, as the Church has an event in the regular Hall through the week.
There will be signs posted, made special, directing voters to the gym at West Dover, and to the different Hall at United Methodist.
Toms River Patch will begin live updates on the Toms River local races on election day.
Check back throughout the day for reports from around the district until the last polling place files its results.