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Good Question: What does it take to have an election in Fayette County?

Tuesday all the candidates hard work trying to get your vote will be put to the test and so will all the hard work of county clerks across the state who make sure the voting process runs smoothly.

Good Question: What does it take to have an election in Fayette County?

Voter turn out for the May primary is expected to be low, but no matter the number, polling locations in Fayette County are ready.

"Its like putting on a huge event and there, a lot of pre-planning that goes into it," said Don Blevins, Jr. Fayette Co. Clerk.

Blevins, is in charge of making sure election day runs smoothly.

"We have 287 precincts and lots of machines ready to roll out. Right now we have 1,232 election officers ready to go," said Blevins.

Those workers will man some 1,000 voting machines spread out across the county.

"We've been working on this steadily since January, it takes months to recruit the election officers to get that part done."

It takes days to get hundreds of black bags ready, they play a key part in election day.

The black bags contain the main component to the voting machine. Each polling worker must bring it to their polling location.

With only 30% expected to turn out to vote, Blevins says his office will be ready and that voters can count on one thing.

" We have a number of redundancies in place to make sure this is a fair and accurate election."


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