Preparations For Election 2007

It's not just the candidates who are busy on this night before the election. County clerk's offices around the state are also busy with last minute details.

Fayette County Clerk Don Blevins says it takes a lot of work to prepare for election day.

And according to Secretary of State Trey Grayson, a large number of county clerks are new to their positions.

The county clerks are in charge of training the election officials you see working at the polling places. In Fayette County, there are over 1,200 of those workers.

Election workers have several training sessions leading up to Election Day, and this year, Grayson says the most important topic is security.

Don Blevins says security in Fayette County will be high, and anyone concerned with vote fraud issues shouldn't worry, because the state has us well protected, especially when it comes to the voting machines we use to cast our ballots.

Grayson says he expects a 42 percent voter turn out this year, similar to four years ago.

Tune into 27 NEWSFIRST tomorrow, where complete election coverage begins at five.


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