Tuesday, March 4, 2008

(Election) Day of Destiny

by Kevin Zukerman

After months of anticipation and millions of campaign dollars and miles, it’s finally Election Day in Ohio. And, of course, it’s raining.

In spite of the rain, Athens County Board of Elections Director Debbie Quivey expects there to be a fairly large turnout at the polls in addition to a slew of voters who turned in their ballots early. Quivey stressed that getting early votes in on-time is essential.

Debbie Quivey tells us the statistics going into today.

Deja Vu?
Some are calling this election "Super Tuesday: Part 2" because a sweeping victory for either candidate would tip the scales in to the Democratic nomination. On the GOP side the delegates are available for Senator John McCain to clinch the Republican party's nomination today.

The presidential primaries aren’t the only elections Athens residents should be prepared for when they go to vote. Athens County is also having a few local elections including sheriff, prosecutor and commissioner.

Debbie Quivey talks about the added excitement of Presidential and Local races.

Where to Vote:
There are 69 precincts in Athens county, including three at the Athens Community Center and two more at the Convocation Center. If you are unsure where you are registered to vote or to register for the next election, you can use the Ohio Board of Elections site to find out.

Debbie Quivey tells us when the polls open.

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