Poll workers prepare for Tuesday's election

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - By Jessica Bowman – email

GULFPORT, MS (WLOX) - On the eve of the mid-term election, poll workers in South Mississippi were busy picking up supplies, and preparing for a busy day. Poll books and ballots rolled out one after the other Monday as workers waited in line to get their supplies and instructions.

Amy Snyder will oversee the mid-term elections at the District three Ladner Precinct.

"I think it's going to be a really, really good turnout. I know for a fact our precinct is going to be really busy," said Snyder.

Throughout Monday morning, county workers loaded voting materials into poll workers' cars.

"They're loading the poll books, the ballots, the scanner that the ballot goes in," Harrison County District One Election Commissioner Chairman Toni Jo Diaz said. "All their supplies are in one box. The ballots are in one bag and everything else they need to put on this election."

Diaz said the county had more than 2,000 absentee votes this year. She said if that's any sign of how many voters will be going to the polls Tuesday, the county should be seeing thousands of voters.

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