Supervisor of Elections says Palm Beach County is ready for the Florida primary

Nearly two million Republicans are expected to cast ballots in the Florida primary on Tuesday.

The stakes are high and Florida could be the state that decides which candidate will take on President Obama in November.

"I know they think Romney's going to be the winner, and he may well be, but I think every vote does count," said voter Bob Webster.

And he's right. Every vote on Tuesday will be counted and Supervisor of Elections Susan Bucher says thanks to many changes since she took office, she has no doubt votes will be counted accurately.

"We've changed our poll workers training and we have some audits implemented to make sure we have accurate results at the end of the day," said Bucher.

The ballots will be counted at a warehouse in Riviera Beach. Voters will be able to vote until 7 p.m. at polls around the county.

In Martin County, Supervisor of Elections Vicki Davis says they've been preparing for months and are ready to go. This year voting will be slightly different in Martin County.

"We have reduced precincts from 46 to 41," said Davis.

Palm Beach County has a few differences too when it comes to the number of absentee votes compared to four years ago.

"We're a little down. The total numbers we've mailed out is over 10,200 and the number of returns we received back is about 5,700 to date," said Bucher.

Bucher is expecting that number to go up as people continue to turn in absentee ballots.

Some voters say despite what the polls say, Tuesday's outcome could be different.

"I just think Rick Santorum had the most to say; he may not win Florida, but we're going to put our vote to him," said Webster.

The deadline to turn in your absentee ballots at polling locations is 5 p.m. on Tuesday. However, you have until 7 p.m. to turn it in at the main office on Gun Club Road and Military Trail.

If you don't want to vote by absentee ballot, you can call (561) 656-6200 to cancel and vote at the polls.

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