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Long Lines, Some Problems Reported At Polling Places

Long lines soon formed as polling places in Kentucky opened at 6 a.m. Tuesday.

One problem was reported in Lexington, where officials had to move one polling place.

An electrical problem at Meadowthorpe Park forced the polling place to be moved to Meadowthorpe Elementary School.

The Fayette County Clerk, Don Blevins, predicted a record turnout for the election due in part because of the presidential election and Kentucky's hotly contested U.S. Senate race.

A record 2.9 million Kentuckians are registered to vote, up from
about 2.8 million people in the 2004 presidential election.

Officials suggest voters bring I.D. as well as patience to the polling places.

Polling places close at 6:00 p.m. Tuesday. Voters in line at closing time will still be able cast a ballot.


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