Countdown to Election

By: Chris Brennaman Email
By: Chris Brennaman Email

Election commissioners and circuit clerk offices across the state are trying to tie up all of the loose ends that come before each election.

Much of the work deals with making sure all of the newly registered voters are all squared away when it comes to knowing where to vote.

A new voter's address is put into a computer which automatically determines in what district that person will vote. But sometimes that information needs to be tweaked.

"Clarke County has five representative districts, even though we're kind of small in population," said Jordan. "We're really fragmented as far as representative districts go, and so sometimes, we have to spend a lot of time looking at the exact lines where those representative districts hit."

Jordan says that the last-minute rush for people registering to vote was not as busy this year as compared with previous ones.

Jordan says voters in Clarke County should not expect anything out of the ordinary on election day. Clarke County uses the same touch-screen voting machines as most other counties in the state.

The last-minute work will also including sending out absentee ballots, which are now available through circuit clerk offices, and mailing voter registration cards, which should arrive in voters' mailboxes within the next week or so.

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