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Morning Sun
  • County prepares for high turnout

  • With Election Day here, Crawford County Clerk Don Pyle said the county is expecting close to 2,000 advanced ballots being turned in.



    As of Monday afternoon, the Clerk’s office had received 1,970 advanced ballots in their office at the County Courthouse in Girard.

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  • With Election Day here, Crawford County Clerk Don Pyle said the county is expecting close to 2,000 advanced ballots being turned in.
    As of Monday afternoon, the Clerk’s office had received 1,970 advanced ballots in their office at the County Courthouse in Girard.
    “That’s probably pretty high for a mid-term election,” Pyle said. “A lot of the candidates are sending out advance ballot apps to members of their party.”
    He said there were still between 200-300 permanent advanced ballots that had yet to be received.
    “We have told people that if they did not get theirs in the mail by Monday, it is best that they just bring it in to us here at the courthouse,” Pyle said.
    Pyle said he also expected voter turnout in Crawford County to be high.
    “I think we’ll have pretty good turnout,” Pyle said. “I am looking at possibly being close to 50 percent because there is a lot of interest out there.”
    The county will operate 16 polling locations across the area for the general election. Pyle said there have been four separate training sessions for the 113 poll workers that will be on-hand for the general election.
    That being said, he added that most of the county’s poll workers have experience to handle the task of working the polling locations.
    “We have just a very few amount of poll workers that are brand new,” Pyle said. “We have several that have a lot of election experience.”
    Polling place managers met on Monday night to have one more go-around with the election rules and also to pick up remaining supplies and polling books in preparation for the general election.
    Pyle said that is the fifth and final training session for poll workers.
    With regards to transportation to polling locations, the county does not offer transportation to any of the polling locations, however, Pyle said there is an organization in the county that does make those arrangements.
    “SEK-CAP has offered to pick up people and make those arrangements through their general transportation,” Pyle said. “They have been very good about doing that.”
     
    The polls in Crawford County will open at 7 a.m. and remain open until 7 p.m.

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