Election Day voting in Lee County kicks off

Writer: Joey Pellegrino
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Lee County polling place. Credit: WINK News

As you head to the polls starting Tuesday morning, it’s important to know what to bring and what to expect.

There are still 165,000 registered voters who have yet to cast their ballots in Lee County. With social distancing and sanitation between each voter, the Lee County Supervisor of Elections Office says be prepared to stand in line.

To make that wait faster, report to your assigned precinct and make sure you have a photo ID with a signature. You can use your driver’s license, passport, military or student ID, or a debit or credit card.

We’ve seen a lot of excitement surrounding the presidential race on both sides, and while you can wear campaign shirts and masks to the polls, you can not actively campaign at the polling location.

Some states warn of a delay in getting votes counted because of the record number of mail-in ballots, but Lee County expects to know its results by 11 p.m. To eliminate delays in tabulating votes, the canvassing board has met every other day for the last two weeks to examine signatures and votes that the machine could not read.

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