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Election officials ready for tomorrow

Posted at 12:29 PM, Nov 07, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-07 13:32:13-05
Election day is less than 24 hours away. Today some people are taking advantage of the final day of in-person early voting.
 
But for those who plan to vote on election day, County election commission offices are getting ready for the big day.
Reporter Shawnte Passmore went to the Douglas County Election Commission office.  
 
The Election Commission office is in between two balancing acts: handling in-person early voting and of course, getting ready for tomorrow. The office predicts voter turnout will be at 70 percent.
 
 
"I've been here since 7:30 and the line started going around 8:30." "I mean I'm happy there's a line. I'm fine waiting in it as long as people are voting."
 
With only hours left on the clock, the final push for in-person early voting is ramping up. "Well, I think a good turnout is good either way. I like to see democracy work." said Richard Loux. And so does this man, Douglas County Election Commissioner Brian Kruse. "We're just doing our final checks and things of that nature."
 
Before sunrise at the election office, people loaded up ballots, pens, manual books, whatever  items poll workers will need. Meanwhile Kruse says he's not worried about a quote: rigged election. "There's going to be a lot of obervers out tomorrow. Nebraskans for Civic Reform will be out. I just had a meeting with the Department of Justice they will be in Douglas County."
 
And just as people will survey the poll sites, all eyes will be on the final results as America learns who will be the next President-Elect.
 
The Douglas County Election Commission office says it's ready. Not long ago, staffers could count the ballots.
But we won't know those results until tomorrow.