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Voters urged to check polling location before heading to cast ballot

MEMPHIS, Tenn. -- A steady stream of voters have been hitting the polls this Election Day, and though officials have done all they can to prepare, there have still been some problems.

WREG's Nina Harrelson spoke to one woman who said she went to Fairley High School to vote Tuesday morning, only to be told it was no longer a polling site.

She said she has always voted at that location and had no idea it had changed.

Shelby County Elections Administrator Linda Phillips said a couple of polling sites in the county have changed since March. It's always a good idea to make sure you know where you are going before you head out to vote.

“If you only vote in presidential elections, you might want to check because a number of precincts were consolidated since 2012," she said.

Phillips also said voters were notified by mail of any polling site changes, but the woman we spoke to said that wasn't the case for her.

In fact, that was reportedly the case for multiple voters who showed up to the school as well. Officials said there were so many people stopping by this morning that they had to put a sign out front.

Fairley reportedly hasn't been a polling site for two years now.

There are 166 polling sites in Shelby County.

You can double check your by visiting ShelbyVote.com or by calling (901) 222-1200.