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ST. LOUIS COUNTY, MO (KTVI) – Busy and running like a well-oiled machine. That’s how St. Louis County absentee voters describe the new absentee voting facility on Laclede Station Road.

The facility is located in Deer Creek Plaza, south of Manchester Road between Big Bend and Laclede Station Road.

“It takes a lot of organization,” said Eric Fey, Democratic Director of Elections. “And the process is pretty specific and tedious. It's all laid out in state law and we have to try to follow that to the ‘T.’ And so we have to make sure everybody gets the right ballot. There are 126 different ballots in St. Louis County this election.”

Fey said workers are processing as many as 1,000 voters a day.

“Folks when they come in they have to fill out (an) application for absentee ballot in accordance with the law. And once they get up to the check-in table the worker there will process them, make sure they're a registered voter in St. Louis County, and check their identification.”

St. Louis County registered voters who need to vote absentee can do so between now and Election Day on Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. or Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m.

Fey said sample ballots went out in the mail starting Thursday. He encourages people to become familiar with them to shorten your voting process on Election Day.