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Last minute push and prep before Election Day

WILLIAMSON COUNTY, IL (KFVS) - With less than 24 hours before polls open, last minute preparations and campaign stops are underway in Illinois.

In Williamson County, the behind the scenes work includes setting up 62 polling locations.

The voting equipment used for voting day and the preparation leading up to voting day has to be cleaned and tested every year.

During this time, county clerk offices are working on conducting absentee and grace period voting.

Early voters say despite this being a general election, voting is still important.

“It is still important to vote. We are voting for governors, we are voting for representatives, senate and it is still important. They have a function in this government here,” says one voter.

Election judges will be at each polling place on Tuesday morning.

Workers spend all day managing the events of voting day.

On Wednesday, the set-up crews are back out across the county picking up equipment and placing it back into storage.

Governor Pat Quinn and Bruce Rauner have made it to the last days of a long and heated campaign.

On Monday, Governor Pat Quinn made campaign stops throughout Illinois, which landed him at the Williamson County airport in Marion.

New Jersey Governor Chris Christie stopped by the Metro East campaigning for republican challenger Bruce Rauner.

Earlier on Monday, Christie rallied along sound Rauner and supporters at the St. Louis Regional Airport in Alton, Illinois.

This race is down to the wire with Quinn leading 45 percent to 44 in the latest average of polls, according to political website Real Clear Politics.

Although early voting has ended, you can still vote during the grace period.

You will cast your ballot at your County Clerk's office.

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