Madison County Clerk Mark Von Nida said the county's 20-25 percent early voting turnout is "really paying off" by having set up smooth sailing on election day.
Planning has been key, said Von Nida.
Plenty of ballots at the polling place and well-trained workers are helping to keep things under control on a day he anticipates 50 percent of voters to head to the polls. He expects total turnout to be in the 70 percent range.
Von Nida has not had to leave his Edwardsville office at all during the day. He expects that 90 percent of results will be reported by 9:30 p.m.
He expects to go home at midnight.