Voting machines are being moved into place and tested
Workers under contract with the state will be spending the day moving voting machines from warehouses to polling places and preparing those machines for Tuesday's elections in Louisiana.
Jefferson Parish Registrar of Voters Dennis DiMarco says machine setup includes a test to make sure every machine begins with a "zero" count.
"Tuesday morning, the morning of the election, the commissioners at each precinct will run what's called a zero tape, and that will show that there are no votes cast on that machine."
Because the election falls on a work day, many working people are expected to voter either before or after work. To avoid long lines, DiMarco suggests you vote when most people are at work, between 8am and 4pm, although there's no guarantee that there won't be long lines during that time.
"Because it's a Presidential election, I think you're gonna find lines no matter what time you go, so the person should be prepared to have to stand a bit."
DiMarco says each voter will have up to three minutes to vote, because "the commissioners have to enforce a limit in consideration of everybody else standing in line. Familiarize yourself (with the ballot) so that when you do go in, you can complete the entire process in the three minutes that's allowed."
The polls will open at 6am and close at 8pm. DiMarco says if you're in line by 8pm, you will be allowed to vote.