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Will high voter turnout equal more problems at the polls?

ROCHESTER, MN (FOX 47) -- Election officials across the country are expecting long lines at the voting polls on Tuesday. The increase in numbers could mean an increase in problems.

Mark Krupski directs the traffic of absentee voters in Olmsted County and says Minnesota is recognized as one of the best states in the country for accuracy.
Krupski mainly gives credit to new optical scanning machines the state bought two years ago.

The machines leave a paper trail by collecting the ballots after reading them, in case of audits or a recount.

Mark Krupski, Director of Property Records and Licensing, says, "The machine used to pull the ballot out of the voter's hands rather quickly and that could cause jams. These new machines are much smoother, much more efficient. And we really had 0 incidents of jams last year."

Krupski says voters should give themselves at least 1 hour to make their vote.

Only those registering to vote need a photo ID. Citizens who just recently moved should bring a bill that shows proof of residency.
 
 

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