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Final local push to get people to the polls

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)---It's a busy weekend for volunteers with the Republican and Democratic parties.

They are putting signs up in neighborhoods and going door to door, as well as making phone calls.

With days until the election, they are staying busy. 

"Getting the message out the last two days and of course Tuesday we're hoping to get the vote out," says Bill Ryan, Chairman of the Jefferson County Democratic Party.

"Just really trying to get people aware of how important this election is," says Shellie May, Chairwoman of the Jefferson County Republican Party.

Volunteers with Jefferson County's Republican Party are confident Mitt Romney will carry Kentucky in the Presidential Election.

Democrats are hoping a win for President Barack Obama in Jefferson County could trickle down to local candidates.

"If they vote the straight Democratic ticket, it's going to catch them all. It's going to catch the council people, it's gonna catch all the house of representatives, all the senate seats," says Bill Ryan.  

Those are some of the other races that volunteers are focusing on in Jefferson County.

They say the race for Congress in the 3rd District between Democrat John Yarmuth and Republican Brooks Wicker is one they're reminding voters about, as well as local council races.

"Right now the Metro Council scale of democrats to republicans is completely out of kilter, and we're hoping to balance that up so there's an equal representation there for the city," says Shellie May.

Volunteers with both parties may be supporting different candidates, but they share the same message of getting people to the polls on Tuesday.

"I think this is the most crucial vote we've had in a long, long, long time," says Bill Ryan.

 "To me it's important whether the outcome be Democrat or Republican, people need to make sure their voices are heard," says Shellie May.

Kentucky's Secretary of State has predicted that a record number of voters will go to the polls on Tuesday, and says statewide voter turnout could be between 62 and 64 percent.

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