LYNCHBURG, Va. -

Lynchburg voters are getting a chance to change the balance of power in their local government.

Six people are running for three "at-large" seats on city council.  All are registered as independent, but each one has party endorsements.

Joan Foster, Treney Tweedy, and Randy Nelson are backed by Democrats, while Rhonnie Smith, Keith Anderson and H. Cary are supported by Republicans.

Liberty University's College Republican club is urging students to vote for Republican-backed candidates.

The organization says Lynchburg's meals tax is too high and they believe the conservative candidates will lower the rate.

"A lot of students argue, because they're from another state or they go in the summer, that they should vote there," said Montgomery Pace, chairwoman of the College Republicans club.  "In reality most of the decisions city council makes effect us."

Conservatives are currently in the minority on council, but a win by Cary, Smith, and Anderson would give them a majority.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. until 7 p.m. Tuesday.  The Greater Lynchburg Transit Company is offering free rides to voting sites.