The early gains of the UK Independence Party in the council elections across the country has led to the party's North Devon based executive chairman to hope the success will continue in Devon today.
So far UKIP has won 42 seats in the country and is averaging 26% of the vote in the wards where it is standing.
Chairman Steve Crowther, who is standing for the Braunton Rural ward, said it is too early to speculate on what the outcome of yesterday's vote would be for Devon County Council but that the early success had given him hope.
The count for the county will start at 10am this morning.
Mr Crowther said: "Overall the turnout has not been good, we know that but it is too early to speculate.
"There have been 61 UKIP candidates standing for the 62 Devon seats.
"Devon has always been a UKIP strong standing.
"The reaction across the board towards us actively pushing has been extraordinary.
"I was speaking to a third generation liberal activist who said they were going to vote UKIP this time.
"Even more encouraging I have had people who don't usually vote say to me this time they are going to and it will be for UKIP.
"I think it will be very exciting down at the leisure centre this morning. During the count you can always have a fair idea of which way it is going."
The counts for both the North Devon and Torridge county council seats will be starting at 10am.
The count for North Devon will be taking place at North Devon Leisure Centre in Barnstaple and the count for Torridge will be taking place at Langtree Village Hall