NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - Election Day is 56 days away, and voter registrars and election administrators just about everywhere are noticing their workplace gets busier with each passing day.
Nacogdoches County is in the midst of a preparing for an election day that's less than two months away.
Red, white, and blue sets a patriotic theme for the workplace of Nacogdoches County Election Administrator Todd Stallings and company.
"We're going to have some of these big banners outside that will help attract attention, and it helps us make the room a little more fun," Stallings said
They might as well set the right mood. It's where Stallings and election workers will be spending a lot of time in the coming weeks.
"We will be working a lot of overtime hours," Stalling said. "The deadline to register to vote is October 11 and we'll probably get several hundred applications in around that time"
A presidential election takes a lot of hands-on work. Aside from reviewing audio ballots, the paper ballots were proof-read more than once.
"Usually five or six, and I let a lot of eyes look at, so they may catch something I don't," Stallings said.
In Nacogdoches County 15,000 ballots, enough for an 85-percent turnout, have been ordered. The first of about 1,000 mail out ballots will be sent out by the end of this month. Counties are responsible for buying the ballots and paying the staff.
"All election workers, both early voting and election, it's probably going to cost about $30,000," Stallings said.
On Election Day, 14 election workers, almost twice than for other elections, will work. All early voting will take place in the big room at the Nacogdoches County Annex. Just follow the red, white, and blue signs.
Once again the last day to register for the General Election is October 11th.
Early voting at the Courthouse Annex will begin October 24 and go through November 4.