Published: Nov 08, 2011 1:51 PM EST
Updated: Nov 08, 2011 3:28 PM EST

CAPE CORAL, Fla.- Polls opened at 7 o'clock this morning for city elections and will remain open until 7 o'clock tonight.  

Some of the most heated races are expected in Cape Coral,  where four city council seats are up for a vote.

Historically, city elections get a much smaller turnout than presidential or state elections. About 3,800 early votes were cast in the Cape Coral races.

The winners will take the oath of office next Monday.

For more on where to vote