DARLENE: THREE HOURS TO GO. THAT IS HOW LONG YOU HAVE TO REGISTER FOR THE NOVEMBER FIFTH GENERAL ELECTION. GOOD EVENING EVERYBODY, THANKS FOR STAYING WITH US AT SIX. I’M DARLENE HILL. COLLEEN: AND I’M COLLEEN MARSHALL. TIME IS QUICKLY RUNNING OUT… AND TODAY, AT THE FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, MANY PEOPLE WERE MAKING SURE THEY WERE GOOD TO CAST THEIR BALLOTS NEXT MONTH. COLLEEN: NBC4’S DAN PEARLMAN SPENT PART OF THE DAY THERE AS WELL… AND HE JOINS WITH WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW AS WE INCH CLOSER TO ELECTION DAY. DAN? F YOU ALREADY KNOW HOW YOU’LL VOTE NO NEED TO WAIT YOU CAN ACTUALLY CAST YOUR BALLOT AS EARLY AS TOMORROW. BECAUSE THAT IS WHEN EARLY AND ABSENTEE VOTING BEGINS. OUTSIDE THE FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS… NATS …THE SIGNS ARE UP ALL WHILE INSIDE THE MACHINES ARE READY. THAT’S BECAUSE IF YOU VOTE EARLY OR ABSENTEE LIKE CYNTHIA… “I USUALLY DO IT EVERY YEAR.” …TOMORROW IS A CRITICAL DAY FOR YOU. CYNTHIA HUDSON – VOTER: “IF I DO THE ABSENTEE, I CAN DO IT IN THE PRIVACY OF MY OWN HOME. I CAN TAKE MY TIME AND DO SOME ADDITIONAL RESEARCH ABOUT WHO I’M VOTING FOR AND WHAT I’M VOTING ON.” ABSENTEE BALLOTS YOU CAN REQUEST THOSE UP UNTIL THE WEEKEND BEFORE ELECTION DAY. BUT THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WILL BEGIN SENDING THEM OUT TOMORROW. THAT WILL COINCIDE WITH THE BEGINNING OF EARLY IN-PERSON VOTING. OVER THE NEXT THREE WEEKS THE BOARD OF ELECTIONS WILL BE OPEN FROM 8-5 ON WEEKDAYS TO GIVE YOU EVERY OPPORTUNITY POSSIBLE TO VOTE. EDWARD LEONARD – FRANKLIN COUNTY BOARD OF ELECTIONS, DIRECTOR: “WE NEVER KNOW WHAT HAPPENS ON ELECTION DAY BECAUSE LIFE HAPPENS AND SOMETIMES YOU MAY PLAN TO VOTE ON ELECTION DAY AMD IF SOMETHING HAPPENS TO PREVENT YOU, IF YOU VOTED EARLY YOU’VE ALREADY TAKEN CARE OF IT.” AGAIN ELECTION DAY IS NOVEMBER 5. YOU CAN VOTE ABSENTEE YOU CAM BOTE EARLY BUT AS CYNTHIA TOLD ME SHE JUST HOPES YOU VOTE PERIOD. “IT’S VERY IMPORTANT TO VOTE BECAUSE THEN YOU HAVE A SAY ON WHAT’S GOING ON IN THE WORLD, ESPECIALLY IN YOUR DISTRICT.” ONCE MORE THE DEADLINE TO REGISTER FOR THIS UPCOMING ELECTION IS 9:00 TONIGHT. I PUT THE LINK TO DO SO ON OUR WEBSITE THAT’S NBC4I.COM. THERE YOU WILL ALSO FIND ALL OF THE HOURS FOR EARLY VOTING. LOCAL FOR YOU DAN PEARLMAN NBC4. COLLEEN: THE CITY IS ANTICIPATING