NACOGDOCHES, TX (KTRE) - At the top of the to do list is the delivery of voting machines to all the various polling locations. Except for a few locales, all the machines are set up and waiting for the first voter to arrive at seven in the morning. Assistant election administrator Todd Stallings is confident," I think everyone knows what they're supposed to do and when they're supposed to be there and everything, the table is set. "
Election administrator Debra Gaston opens the morning mail. Ballots are still coming in. She sends them directly to the Early Voting Board. A board of very precise women open and process all the mail in ballots. Maggie Drigger has been doing this for over twenty years. She explained her reasoning why. " It was the patriotic thing to do and i feel like i contribute a little something in that way. "
Every effort has been made to follow all the election laws precisely. Just in case a mistake is made a long the way, Stallings will have someone close by to catch it. " We will have tomorrow several poll watchers at all the different locations just watching over local people making sure everything goes okay and then the Secretary of State's office will send inspectors, " said Stallings. He admits the extra company makes him a little nervous, but he's glad the checks and balances are in place.
The polls are open from seven to seven Tuesday. Bring your voter card and proof of id, just in case it's needed.
Nacogdoches County Polling Locations