Sussex election officials don’t anticipate long wait times on Nov. 3

SUSSEX CO., Del. – Sussex County Election officials say they do not expect long wait times at polling locations on Election Day.

Officials say there are 183-thousand voters in Sussex County and more than 20 percent have already sent in their absentee ballots. They expect total turnout to be around 110-thousand or about 60 percent of eligible voters. Officials have also increased some of their resources for November 3rd and believe those changes will help things run smoothly.

“We hired 250 additional poll workers. We also have a third more machines and we have more poll books. So it should be a very fast line if people are interested and comfortable voting in person. It should be the best experience they’ve had so far,” says Bo McDowell, the director of Sussex County Elections.

Delaware residents have until 4:30 PM on Friday to request a mailed absentee ballot. Click here for more information about voting in Delaware.

McDowell says they’re in a good spot for the number of poll workers but are still accepting new ones. If you are interested in helping on Election Day, you can call the Department of Elections at 302-856-5367.

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