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Experts provide three tips for voting success on Tuesday

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- On the eve of the election, there is one area where Republicans and Democrats look very similar. 

Whether you're a volunteer for the left-wing or the right-ring, you're going to make thousands of calls and countless steps -- all while covering a lot of ground.

"It feels like I'm actually making a difference," said Sarah Schroan, a Democratic volunteer.

"If I sway one then it's worth it,"  said Jim Stansbury, Jefferson Co. Republican Party Chair. "One vote at a time."

"Each one of these fliers we are handing out is individualized by precinct and has the address of their polling location, the number to call if you need a ride," said Rick Adams, a volunteer for Hillary Clinton's campaign.

In the last hours before the election, both parties press hard to turn out the vote. Louisville Democrats worked out of the Clinton campaign headquarters on Bardstown Road. From there, they were making calls not just to Kentucky, but also swing states like Ohio. 

We walked with a crew canvassing in Germantown -- a crew that included 18-year-old Sara Schroan, who was participating in her first election. 

"There's a lot at stake and I think people do need to go out and voice their opinion on this one," she said.

Republican Headquarters was a bit less crowded, but not lacking confidence.  Experts predict an easy win for Trump in the state, though volunteers remind voters of a tight battle in the Kentucky House of Representatives.

The GOP is aiming for majority leadership.

"We have races won on very thin edges -- and for us, that's why it's important to get people out to vote," said Stansbury.

As the two sides push voters to the polls, election workers want to make sure they run smoothly. 

"A lot of polling locations in schools, churches and fire stations, and tomorrow morning they will be preparing the equipment," said Nore Ghibaudy, spokesperson for the Jefferson County Clerk's Office. "Actually -- ballot scanners -- they will be zeroing them out to make sure there is nothing on that machine."

Experts are providing three tips for voting success:

1) Visit the polls mid-morning or mid-afternoon to avoid lines.

2) Double-check your polling location with your county elections or clerk's website. 

3) Print a sample ballot to know the races ahead of time. 

It's your vote, your voice, your decision. Make it count.

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