Breaking down Election Day myths

VIDEO: Breaking down Election Day myths

A lot of people are looking for the race to be called on election night, and that’s it.

Channel 9′s Deanna Allbrittin spoke with supervisors of elections who hope it is clear-cut on election night, but they don’t want people jumping to inaccurate conclusions if that’s not the case.

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The vote totals could come in sooner than expected, but that’s because of all the early voting and vote-by-mail ballots.

However, those ballots could also make election night results more subject to change.

Here are some other myths and rumors about election night.

Poll watchers

This year, there is a record interest in poll watchers, a long-standing role in U.S. elections. But Marion County elections supervisor Wesley Wilcox is setting the record straight about what they can and can’t do.

“(They’re) not allowed to talk to a voter, they’re not allowed to wear political attire,” Wilcox said.

If they don’t follow the rules, they could be “physically removed,” he said.

Wilcox isn’t anticipating any of those issues, and is instead expecting 60% turnout prior to election day.

Results could change

Wilcox is cautioning that people shouldn’t be surprised or concerned if results change some after election night.

“I submit my first set of unofficial results by Saturday. So the stuff you see Tuesday night is just preliminary information,” he said. “On Election Day, as well as early voting, I am going to get voters who cast provisional ballots. I cannot even begin processing those until Thursday, after the election, November the 5th at 5 p.m.”

That’s also when cure affidavits for vote-by-mail issues will be due.