Boone County preparing for presidential primary
The Boone County Clerk's Office is tightening its voter security before the presidential preference primary election.
According to the Boone County Clerk, Brianna Lennon, roughly 54% of all registered voters in Boone County showed up to vote in the 2016 election, which is just over 50 thousand people.
This year, Lennon said the office is expecting higher numbers. She said the growing interest in the election cycle is a major contributing factor to expected voter attendance.
"The biggest thing is making sure we are prepared for the larger turnout, making sure all of our cybersecurity practices and physical security practices are up to date and we're also making sure that people get the information they need," Lennon said.
According to Lennon, the March presidential preference primary election is paid for by the state.
The Boone County Clerk's Office is working to get sample ballots and voter identification cards ready to go, but Lennon said they still need more poll workers.
"We do need hundreds of poll workers in order to make the election work and that by far is our biggest need," Lennon said.
You can find your nearest polling facility on showmeboone.com/clerk.