UPDATED: 11:00 a.m. Tuesday-
(Manchester police tell Patch they do in fact have officers on extra patrols at polling places Tuesday.)
The St. Louis County Police Department will focus extra attention on polling places located in the unincorporated areas of St. Louis County Tuesday, as well as the municipalities that St. Louis County police contract out to and serve.
(READ RELATED ARTICLE: Election Day 2012: Town and Country, Manchester Voter's Guide)
"Presidential elections generally bring large voter turnouts, which are expected this year," said St. Louis County Police Officer Randy Vaughn.
“We have not had many problems in recent years,” said St. Louis County Police Chief Tim Fitch stated in a news release about the extra county patrols.
“Most participants have kept their focus on their right to vote. During all elections, we want our citizens to be assured that they can perform their patriotic duty in a safe manner.”
However, if your polling place is located within a city that is served by its own police department, including Town and County and Manchester, then any extra patrols are determined by your city's local police department.
Town and Country police tell Patch, they will have additional officers on patrol, primarily due to traffic concerns around polling places.
Manchester police said they will also have extra officers on hand Tuesday and will patrol polling places.