November 3, 2005
It's five days till the election, which means Charlottesville's Registrars Office is checking voting machines for accuracy. This means, three people went through a mock vote to make sure everything worked. Security consultants said Charlottesville has one of the most secure polling stations in the state.
"The vote on it in different combinations to make sure that it's correct before it goes out to the general public to vote on it on election day," said Software Technition for the City Registrar Ron Slaughter.
"We're expecting about a 55 percent turnout overall, which is about 11,000 people in the city of Charlottesville. We're real excited about all the interest that's been generated so far," said the General Manager for the City Registrar Sheri Iachetta.
There are about 2,500 more voters this year than four years ago. There are eight polling station open 6 a.m. to 7 p.m.
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