For more than a year, Americans have been battered with a barrage of ugly campaigning that has polarized the country and exhausted the toughest.

But today it all comes to an end when voters take to the polls on what will no doubt end in historic fashion.

By the end of the night, Americans will have a new president. Hillary Clinton is poised to become the nation’s first female commander in chief if she isn’t beaten by Donald Trump, the New York tycoon who managed to topple a long list of Republican hopefuls in the primary.

More than 42.4 million people have already cast ballots across the country, and in Erath County, voters cast ballots in record numbers.

County Clerk Gwinda Jones said 9,932 people voted early compared to the general election in 2008 when 7,898 did so.

“Early voting was heavy,” Jones said, adding that she expects polls across the county to be busy today as well.

Sarah Miller with the Erath County Republican Party said there will be an election watch party at the Agave tonight. The public is welcome to attend.

Voting locations:

Erath County Courthouse 

CenturyLink Telephone Office 

TexasBank

United Cooperative Services

Lingleville school

Morgan Mill Community Center

Selden Community Center

Bluff Dale Fire Department

Huckabay school Building 

Polls will be open from 7 a.m. - 7 p.m.