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By on March 5, 2016

SAN JUAN – The electoral commissioner of the Republican Party in Puerto Rico, Edwin Mundo, said Saturday that preparations are ready for Sunday’s primary on the island.

“The preparations are going well. We are finished with the early voting stage with the students, the military, and yesterday we got inmates’ votes,” Mundo told Inter News Service (INS).

About 5,000 prisoners were registered to vote Friday, but he explained, “it is necessary to add those that were [registered] manually.”

The election commissioner also said the trucks to transport the materials to be used at the polling schools had arrived to their destinations.

FAIRFAX, VA - MARCH 01: A sample ballot for the Republican presidential primary is on display inside the polling place at Fairfax Circle Baptist Church during Super Tuesday voting March 1, 2016 in Fairfax, Virginia. Officials are expecting a record turnout of voters in Virginia, one of a dozen states holding presidential primaries or caucuses. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A sample ballot for the Republican presidential primary during Super Tuesday in Virginia. (Photo by Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

“Everything is ready, now we are waiting to see what happens tomorrow,” Mundo said.

Starting at 9 a.m., voters will have their say on who gets the local delegates for the 41st Republican National Convention July 18-21 in Cleveland, Ohio.

Although there are other candidates printed on the ballot, only Marco Rubio, Donald Trump, John Kasich or Ted Cruz may be picked.

Polling places close at 3 p.m., when the votes will begin to be counted, including the absentee ballots.

Unlike the primary four years ago, when 126,000 people voted, Mundo recently told INS that only 25,000 to 30,000 people are expected to vote Sunday.

The cost of the primary will be $300,000, almost $600,000 less than four years ago. There are 110 polling stations, one for each precinct, unlike in 2012, when there were 3,226 polling locations.

Online: List of Puerto Rico polling stations

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