Local workers set up for Election Day

JACKSON, Tenn. — The polls open in Madison County in just a few hours. Workers spent the day Monday getting polling places ready for voters.

votingprepElection workers set up voting machines Monday in north Jackson. Election Officer Linda Piner works at a precinct off the Highway 45 Bypass. “We come into the poll place and we move everything around,” she said.

Madison County voters must cast ballots Tuesday at their designated polling place. “The Madison County Election Commission and the early voting site are not a polling place on Election Day,” Madison County Administrator of Elections Kim Buckley said.

Buckley said voters must have a state or federally issued photo ID to cast a ballot. “A driver’s license, a handgun permit, a passport, a military ID,” she said.

Election workers said they expect a crowd, so be prepared to wait in line. “We voted over 25,000 in early voting, so we’re hoping for another big crowd,” Buckley said.

Buckley said they added extra workers at most polling places.

Piner said she plans to be in place early Tuesday. “A lot of preparation goes into it,” she said.

The polls open at 8 a.m. Tuesday in Madison, Gibson, Chester, Hardin and Henderson counties and close at 7 p.m.

To find your polling precinct, look on your voter registration card or contact your local election commission office.

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