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Expect to spend 7-10 minutes filling out Election Day ballot

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB)  -- With Election Day just hours away, early voting was underway at the Board of Elections until 4:30 p.m. Monday.

Voters should be prepared for a longer ballot due to the number of candidates on it.

Curtis Lavender came to vote early since he'll be at the polls working.

"There's so many different choices of all the judges," Lavender said. "There's so many, and so many names, you don't even recognize and you're not really familiar with all of them. It's all about name recognition though."

"I'm here to vote because I'm having surgery in the morning," said Robert Bauer. "I want to make sure I get my vote in and be counted."

Nore Ghibaudy, a Board of Elections spokesperson, says more than 5,000 people have voted early -- 500 people came in on Saturday alone.

But the big show is Election Day.

"We actually have 243 polling locations in the city that combine 623 precincts," Ghibaudy said. "There are 2 to 3 precincts in each one. We are preparing for the 2,400 that we have that help us out on Election Day."

Ghibaudy says with several hot races, voter turnout is expected to be higher than normal at 65 percent in Jefferson County. He is advising voters to plan to allow 7 to 10 minutes to fill out the ballot.

"We have a very very long ballot," Ghibaudy said. "It's 16 inches in length. It basically covers a lot of the officials that will take care of Louisville for the next four years, both city wide, half of metro council, the Mayor, PVA."

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. on Election Day.

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