Today's daily rundown: What people are saying heading into today's transit vote

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Today, Nashville residents will go to the polls to decide the fate of the city's proposed transit plan. If the referendum passes, the $5.4 billion plan would pave the way for light rail transit and expanded bus service throughout the city. You can read the 55-page transit plan here.

GO TO THE POLLS: How to vote

Polls will be open from 7 a.m.–7 p.m. You can find your polling location and other voter registration information here.

Primaries for certain county offices and judicial positions will also be on the ballot.

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING: Nashville sounds off on social media leading up to the election:

Dan Gager (@DanielGager) says the transit plan is a good idea on paper, but — based on his observations as a Music City Star passenger (commuter train service running between Nashville and Lebanon) — he doesn’t see Nashville residents utilizing public transit in the future:

Erin Hafkenschiel (@ehafkenschiel) voices her support for the transit plan by tweeting, “Better transit means more independence, more access to opportunities, and fewer burdens on working parents.”

But if you’re still on the fence, Christopher Cotton (@christophercot) suggests voters listen to this podcast episode featuring Council Members Freddie O'Connell and Angie Henderson. The episode is the final installment of a series dedicated to the transit plan.

For comprehensive local coverage, check out the Nashville Scene’s special transit edition:

WPLN, Nashville’s NPR-affiliate station, also has its transit coverage in one place:

TODAY'S WEATHER

Someone sure turned up the heat dial quickly. Enjoy!

GO TO THIS EVENT TODAY: 12 South Farmers Market Opening Day

Today from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m, the 12 South Farmers Market kicks off. Celebrate the start of the 8th season in Sevier Park. 12 South Farmers Market is a weekly market offering fresh and local produce, baked goods, artisan foods and more. Event info here.

ICYMI IN ROVER: Our favorite images from the marathon

 Thousands of runners hit the pavement today for the St. Jude’s Rock ‘n’ Roll Nashville Marathon. This annual marathon and 1/2 marathon attracted more than 30,000 runners, wheelchairs, and walkers as they navigated through the streets of Music City. Our recap includes 12 images we just loved.

 

3 LOCAL READS FOR TODAY

• Here are hundreds of concerts coming to Nashville this summer

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• One came to Waffle House to eat. One came to kill, police say. How two worlds collided.

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