Why does Kentucky have the nation's earliest poll closing time at six o'clock? While much of the rest of the nation is still voting, Kentucky clerks are already counting the votes here.
Like many other laws in our commonwealth, farming and roads are the big factors. Our early to rise society called for an early poll opening time and because it was and still is a long trip from some polling places to the county seat clerks want to get an early start on the vote count.
Plus it's already a long day for poll workers.
Attempts to extend voting have had a mixed reaction when it's been proposed to lawmakers; for now the polling place hours remain 6 A.M. To 6 P.M.