Election Workers Prepare for Big Night
ALACHUA COUNTY - If you think candidates get the jitters for a big election, try being a poll worker.
Monday, clerks in Alachua County picked up their equipment and ballotsfor the 63 polling locations.
The process involved verifying seals on all equipment, making sure equipment worked and then transporting the equipment and ballots to their precincts.
One clerk said she's making sure her coffee pot is ready for her and her staff. Poll workers need to be at their precincts at 6 a.m. Tuesday.
"It's nerve-wracking," Roselee Sutherland said. "You want everthing to go perfect and sometimes it doesn't always go that way."
Polls open at 7 a.m. and close at 7 p.m.
Pam Carpenter, Alachua County's Supervisor of Elections, said almost 10,000 absantee ballots have come in as of Monday.
A little more than five thousand ballots were cast during early voting, Carpenter said.
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