The process behind calculating election results in Warren County

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. (WBKO) -- Midterm elections are on Tuesday, November 6. The polls are open from 6:00 a.m. until 6:00 p.m. in Warren County.

Warren County Clerk Lynette Yates said as long as you're in line by 6:00 p.m. you can still vote but that doesn't mean results will be in immediately.

"'All of our election officers have to close the polls at 6:00 then they have to get all the tabulations done, bring them down to the court house, then we have to start reading all the cards to make sure that everything's correct," said Yates.

She said there are 88 precincts in the county spread across 49 different locations.

"And we're talking way out into the county so they don't get back immediately," she explained.

Yates said there can be other delays in the process as well.

"It never fails. Every, every election we have a precinct officer that forgets to take the card that's read in the voting machines, they forget to pop it out and bring it with them. We have to send them back."

With all the work there is to do at the court house after the polls close, Yates said it could be 8:30 or 9:00 p.m. before everything is in and official results are released.

With several highly anticipated races on the ballot, Yates said she's hopeful there will be a large turn out.

"Originally I said I was thinking 48 percent but now I'm thinking we will be closer to 50, even over that 50 percent mark," she said. "From what I've heard out in the community over the weekend so many people are really in tune to this election which I think is great, we'd love to see everyone turn out."

If you have any questions about where to vote, you can call the clerk's office at (270) 842-9416.

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