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By Jake Thompson

caused Tuesday Election Day 2020 and a record turnout of voters, according clerk Lafayette County Circuit Jeff Busby

polls opened at 7 meters, but the registered voters already queued up, waiting to exercise their right this year’s presidential election between President Donald Trump and former Vice President Joe Biden is one most controversial in recent memory, prompting record numbers nationwide to vote pregnant

Several divisions of Lafayette County experienced heavy traffic, especially at the Civic Center of Lafayette County, near Highway 6 west of Collie Tommie Jane Road, where the cars were parked on the roadside while voters headed for their respective constituencies Cars were also parked on both sides of the narrow road, which reduced it to one lane and caused traffic problems, even with police officers directing traffic

« It’s like that all over the country it is not only new to us, it’s new for everybody, » said Busby EAGLE Tuesday « We hope people will be patient It will just take time We’re gonna let everyone vote Everyone’s gonna get to vote We’re gonna count every vote But, it’s just gonna take time, and we might as well be patient today and that’s the only thing that we can be today « 

Tuesday’s large turnout was expected by Busby, who said 20 percent of registered Lafayette County voters participated in remote voting throughout October There have been 6,500 mail-in ballots this year , compared to 2,300 in the 2016 election

Lafayette County went to paper ballots this year and there have been some problems with scanners at first, but Busby said that they were all resolved quickly a machine enclosure District 1 located at the new post office on Fré ‘Buddy’ East Parkway South was not functioning properly, but Busby said they got the machine up and running and also added a third machine to help with the large turnout.

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