Election workers gear up for Election Day

Election workers gear up for Election Day

Posted:
Election workers have readied all the locations on Monday to make the process as smooth as possible. Election workers have readied all the locations on Monday to make the process as smooth as possible.
"They have to vote in their precinct tomorrow and those locations for the most part are not where they early voted," said Cliff Rodgers, Knox County Elections administrator. "They have to vote in their precinct tomorrow and those locations for the most part are not where they early voted," said Cliff Rodgers, Knox County Elections administrator.
This year for the first time, the election commission created an app for iPhones and iPads for anyone who wants to follow those results live as they come in. This year for the first time, the election commission created an app for iPhones and iPads for anyone who wants to follow those results live as they come in.
  • Latest HeadlinesMore>>

  • NBA playoffs open with 3 road wins

    NBA playoffs open with 3 road wins

    By The Associated Press So much for home-court advantage in the NBA playoffs.More >>
    By The Associated Press So much for home-court advantage in the NBA playoffs.More >>
  • "Picture perfect" weather expected for Easter Sunday

    "Picture perfect" weather expected for Easter Sunday

    Today’s forecast is just about “picture perfect”. We will see plenty of sunshine, light wind, low relative humidity values and highs right about where we should be for this time of year, so please enjoy it! The area of high pressure giving us this nice day will slowly drift eastward on Monday, but we should still see a lot of sunshine and temperatures in the low-mid 70s. It doesn’t last though as a cold front pushes into the area on Tuesday producing widespread showers and even a few thunder...More >>
    Today’s forecast is just about “picture perfect”. We will see plenty of sunshine, light wind, low relative humidity values and highs right about where we should be for this time of year, so please enjoy it! The area of high pressure giving us this nice day will slowly drift eastward on Monday, but we should still see a lot of sunshine and temperatures in the low-mid 70s. It doesn’t last though as a cold front pushes into the area on Tuesday producing widespread showers and even a few thunder...More >>
  • Police identify body found under porch of West Knoxville home

    Police identify body found under porch of West Knoxville home

    Police have identified the human remains found under a West Knoxville home.More >>
    Police have identified the human remains found under a West Knoxville home.More >>

By HAYLEY HARMON
6 News Anchor/Reporter

KNOXVILLE (WATE) - Campaigns across the country were in high gear Monday night, trying to make sure all their supporters headed to the polls on Election Day.

In Knox County, officials saw thousands of people vote early, and Tuesday even more voters are expected to cast their ballots.

The county's 72 polling locations will be open Tuesday from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.

The Knox County Election Commission expects to see a big turnout of voters, so they have readied all the locations on Monday to make the process as smooth as possible.

The election commission wants everyone who wants to vote to be able to do so.

That starts with voters knowing their polling place.

"They have to vote in their precinct tomorrow and those locations for the most part are not where they early voted," said Cliff Rodgers, Knox County Elections administrator.

Polling places are listed on the election commission's website. Voters can just enter his or her address, and the correct one will pop up.

Anyone who wants to cast a ballot must bring his or her state or federal-issued photo ID to the polls. If a voter doesn't have an ID, the process will take longer.

"They will vote a paper or provisional ballot and then they'll have two days, that'll be until the close of business on Thursday to bring in a proper photo ID," Rodgers said.

Voters don't need their registration cards, but they don't hurt.

"They do not need it to vote. They just need to be registered. Just helps us get them in there quicker."

Nearly 70,000 people are expected to vote Tuesday, meaning voters may have to wait in line if they show up at heavy traffic times.

"If they go early in the morning or at the lunch hour or after work, that's probably gonna be the biggest turnout, so they may want to go mid-morning or mid-afternoon if they have some control over where they go vote tomorrow," said Rodgers.

Voters just need to be sure they are at the polling location before closing time.

"They need to be in line by 8 o'clock tomorrow night and we will vote everyone who is in line by 8 o'clock," said Rodgers.

With such high turnout expected, the commission said results will take some time to count, including all votes cast Tuesday, early voting numbers and absentee votes.

They don't expect to have the results until after 9:00 p.m.

This year for the first time, the election commission created an app for iPhones and iPads for anyone who wants to follow those results live as they come in.

Powered by WorldNow
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 WorldNow and WATE. All Rights Reserved.
For more information on this site, please read our Privacy Policy and Terms of Service.