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Posted: Monday, 07 November 2016 8:00AM

Crews rolling out election machines today



All the excitement of the unusual 2016 election cycle comes to a head at the polls tomorrow. 

Meg Casper with the Secretary of State’s Office says they are anticipating a high voter turnout, like they saw with early voting. She says reminds the voters that poll times are different on Tuesday elections.

“Remember, those polls open at 6 am because it’s a Tuesday election and won’t close until 8 o’clock at night. As long as you’re in line by 8 o’clock, you’ll be able to vote,” Casper said.

Casper says voting machines are being delivered to more than 3,000 precincts statewide today. She says the machines are kept in secure warehouses throughout the state, and they have been tested to make sure they’re working properly.

“They’re sealed before they’re sent to each of our precincts so that on Tuesday morning they can be unsealed by the commissioner in charge and put into use,” Casper said.

Casper says voters will have three minutes in the voting booth. There are several items on the ballot, from constitutional amendments to local races. She says voters can use the Geaux Vote app to pull up a mock ballot from their precinct.

“You can mock vote it, and you can actually bring it in with you to the precinct and use it as a guide so that you can remember how you want to vote in each of those races,” Casper said.

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