Herkimer, NY (WIBX) - Do residents of the Ilion, Mohawk, and Herkimer School Districts have the urge to merge?

We will find out tonight as residents vote on uniting the three districts.

Polls are open today from 12:00noon until 8:00pm. Residents must vote in their own districts.

A request by Mohawk resident Dan Monohan to stop the vote was denied, but not dismissed, by Education Commissioner John King.

If the spirited debate preceding the election is any indication, voter turnout is expected to be high.

If the merger is approved, it would take effect next year.