workers around the nation prepare the best they can for something that comes
around once every four years.
elections create a sense of anticipation like no other general election.
Election administration offices everywhere have something in common this close
to Election Day. The phone seldom stops ringing.
"The typical questions
are where do I go vote tomorrow, what time are the polls open, and could you check
to see if I'm registered?" Karen Butler, the assistant election administrator
for Nacogdoches, said.
And if you're lucky,
the questions will be answered by someone as patient as Karen Butler.
During the interview
Monday, Butler told a caller where to look for their voting precinct. "On your
voter card, on the left hand side right next to your year of birth, there's a
voting precinct," she said.
The polls open at
seven in the morning tomorrow, which means set up happened today at numerous
Butler said Nacogdoches
election officials are expecting a high voter turnout tomorrow.
"We expect at least
to hit 75 to 80 percent turnout overall," Butler said.
There are no
contested local races in Nacogdoches County making the U.S. Senate race between
Republican Ted Cruz and Democrat Paul Sadler the hot race.
Right now, both
parties just want people to vote. Roy Boldon, the Democratic Party Chair of
Nacogdoches County, said they've been trying to let people know that they will
provide transportation to the polls if necessary.
"The last two Saturdays, we held voter rallies
at the church, and one of the things that it was for was to inform people that
we have transportation to the polls, whether you are disabled, or if you just
don't have a vehicle," Roy Boldon, the Democratic Party Chair of Nacogdoches,
Linda Sisk, the
Republican Party Secretary of Nacogdoches said that people with the GOP hope
that voters will take their citizenship seriously.
"And we just hope
everyone takes their citizenship seriously and exercise their right to vote,"
Democrats and Republicans
are planning election watch gatherings, and both parties are anticipating a
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