How to be ready for voting on Election Day in Southwest Florida

Reporter: Nicole Lauren Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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A polling place before being set up for Election Day. Credit: WINK News

Those of you who still haven’t cast your ballot and plan to go to the polls Tuesday need to know a few things in preparation.

Poll workers will soon begin setting up their precincts for Election Day. A day that typically gets the smallest voter turnout, but one election offices still want voters to be ready for.

“We want them to be election-ready,” said Trish Robertson, public information officer for the Collier County Elections Office. “We want them to help us when it comes to them turning out the polls. Know what you need in order to vote. You need a photo signature ID; there’s 12 variations of voter ID acceptable in the state of Florida.”

The final numbers for early voting are in: 77,000 early voters cast ballots in Collier County, officially topping the 2016 election. That means around 76% of registered voters in the county have already cast their ballots, so the polls are not expected to be especially crowded Tuesday.

“We want them to bring their marked sample ballot with them so they can easily transfer the information from that document to the real ballot,” Robertson said. “So they’re not sitting and pondering and making decisions in the voting booth. And we want them to bring patience. These are all volunteers.”

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