Election officials expecting big turnout Tuesday

Election officials expecting big turnout Tuesday

NEW ORLEANS, LA (WVUE) - Election officials are expecting a big turnout and long lines Tuesday.

The Orleans Parish Clerk of Court, Arthur Morrell, says all of the voting machines will be delivered and in location by at least midnight. And, they're under lock and key.

Both Morrell and the Jefferson Parish Registrar of Voters say if early voting is any indication, there will be big crowds at the polls.

"I can only go by early voting, but, if you go back to the 2008 election which was Obama's first term, we had a little bit over 15,000-16,000 voters, this time we had 32,000," said Jefferson Parish Registrar of Voters, Dennis Dimarco.

"In 2008 we had 52% of the registered voters to vote, in 2012, we had 63% of the registered voters to vote, and this indication, early voting and absentee was 50,000, that's the largest we've ever had," said Morrell.

The polls will be open Tuesday from 6 a.m. until 8 p.m. As long as you are in line by 8 p.m. you can still vote. Remember to bring your I.D., you will need to show it before you cast your ballot.

If you have a problem voting, make sure you ask an election commissioner for help before you leave your polling place.

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