Election officials expect polls to be closely watched

MERIDIAN, Miss. (WTOK) - Election officials are prepared for a large crowd and many poll watchers in Tuesday's city of Meridian elections.

Lauderdale County Election Commission chairman, Jeff Tate, says he's expecting a good turnout. More than 915 people have voted absentee, which bodes well for Tuesday.

Tate says the commission is also expecting to see more poll watchers come out for local candidates. They'll be watching to make sure everything goes smoothly.

"So we're looking forward to having that," Tate says. "To have it open to the public, because that's all we strive to do is have a good, honest election, open to the public for any and all to see."

Tate says the Department of Justice will also be present, at the request of one of the candidates. He says the DOJ didn't find any irregularities in the primaries.

Polls are open Tuesday from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. You may check your voter registration card to find out which precinct you should vote in for city elections.