ELECTION DAY LIVE COVERAGE

2:38 p.m.: Lee County Circuit Clerk Joyce Loftin and others are taking copied ballots to precincts where constable races have boosted turnout today.

Loftin said poll workers are calling her office as they get low on the printed ballots, which are tallied by electronic vote counters.

While she was too busy to speak at length, as she headed out the door of the Lee County Justice Center, she said the new ballots will be hand-counted and that process may occur tonight or Wednesday.

2:37 p.m.: The voting at the Belden precinct in Lee County was heavy at noon, with 500 people having voted. A poll worker told Joe Rutherford of the Journal staff after he voted that the stream of voters had been steady since polls opened at 7 a.m.

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11/2/10