LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) - It's down to the wire for the race for the White House and candidates in our local races. Voter turnout is expected to be high. Before you head out the door to make your vote count, there are plenty of do's and don'ts you will need to be prepared for.
"We hit a record number of registrations this election cycle, over 3,037,000 Kentuckians eligible to vote in this election," said Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Lundergan Grimes.
The presidential race, school board, Metro council and congressional races are expected to draw a big voter turnout in Jefferson County.
"Our turnout for tomorrow (Tuesday) we are expecting anywhere from 76 to 80 percent," said Nore Ghibaudy from the Jefferson County Clerk's Office.
That means be prepared to wait in line.
The busiest times at the polls are expected between 6 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., a lunch crowd from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and then the after work rush of 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m.
Do your homework and check your polling places. Fourteen precincts and seven voting sites in Jefferson County have changed, affecting more than 12,000 Louisville households. So, if you've always voted at Fern Creek Fire Station 2, you will notice a sign now directing you to vote at the Springs of Glenmary Clubhouse on Clyde Moore Blvd.
Along with patience, "We want to encourage all voters that every election matters and your vote is your voice," said Lundergan Grimes.
Make sure you bring your ID.
"A photo id is always works best a driver's license, a passport, a social security card, credit card," said Ghibaudy.
People who have a flexible schedule are encouraged to vote during the non-rush hours. If you are in line by 6 p.m. in Jefferson County, you will be allowed to vote.
Do not campaign or solicit votes within 300 feet of a polling place. Electioneering in the immediate area around a polling place is illegal in Kentucky.
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