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Final preparations are made before election

By: Rebekah Pewitt Email
By: Rebekah Pewitt Email

PIKEVILLE, Ky. (WYMT) - Final preparations were being made at County Clerk’s Offices across the state, including Pike County.

With a line of people waiting to vote, absentee ballots to be sent, and machines to be set up, this office is busy.

“It's definitely been busy, but we encourage everyone to vote. We've done all the work for it, so as many people that we can get out to vote we are excited about the big numbers; the bigger the better,” said Deputy Clerk Diane Akers.

The work for absentee applications began two months ago; early voting one month ago, and each precinct received their voting equipment one week ago.

After all that work, they expect many to vote.

“From what we're hearing they're expecting at least 60-70% of a turn out,” said Akers.

Everyone will have a choice between two machines at the voting site, one for paper ballots and the other which is electronic.

For those who have never used the electric ballot, officials say it is pretty simple.

“A lot of them have not used that particular machine, but once we show them usually it's no problem. They usually catch on pretty fast, and we don't have many problems,” said Akers.

Those working tomorrow's election say it is worth it.

“I think it's important. Why sit at home and complain about it, when you can be involved in it,” said Election Officer Dee Dee Coleman.

A process that ensures every voice is heard.

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