The Caldwell County Fiscal Court approved expenses for the Nov. 5 election during its regular meeting Tuesday.

The expenditures will pay for the use of polling locations and staffing.

However, the total amount of expenses won't be known until after the election, county officials said.

Nonetheless, Judge-Executive Larry Curling encouraged Caldwell residents to participate in choosing their statewide leaders.

"I hope everybody goes out and votes," Curling said. "We have some good races out there."

County Clerk Toni Watson said voting machines were recently inspected and are ready to go for Election Day.

"We're prepared for 70 percent of the county to vote," Watson told The Times Leader. "I hope they do."

The highest voter turnout Caldwell County has ever had was 46 percent, the clerk said.

The seven state offices up for election this year are:

Governor: Gov. Matt Bevin (R), State Attorney General Andy Beshear (D), and John Hicks (L).

Lieutenant governor: Ralph Alvarado (R), Jacqueline Coleman (D) and Ann Cormican (L).

Attorney general: Daniel Cameron (R) and Gregory Stumbo (D).

Secretary of state: Michael Adams (R) and Heather French Henry (D).

Agriculture commissioner: Incumbent Ryan Quarles (R) , Robert Haley Conway (D) and Joshua Gilpin (L).

Auditor: Mike Harmon (R), Sheri Donahue (D) and Kyle Hugenberg (L).

Treasurer: Allison Ball (R) and Michael Bowman (D).