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Voters line up early at polls in Lexington

By: Melissa Etezadi Email
By: Melissa Etezadi Email

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Voters throughout Fayette county lined up at precincts throughout the area to cast their vote.

More than 3 million Kentuckians are registered to vote, the most in state history. "This is a high number," explains Fayette County Clerrk Don Blevins, "we expect a large number in our county to turn out today."

At some precincts, like Henry Clay High School, voters were able to get in and out with ease. "I didn't have to wait in line very long at all," explains one voter. At other locations, like in Hamburg and Masterson Station, voters had to wait for up to thirty minutes. "It's worth waiting, this is our life and if you don't vote you can't have a voice."

Officials with the state believe they'll have a 62-64 percent turn out today.

With school being out in Fayette county today, many parents brought their kids to the booths with them. "I think it's important they learn at a young age how important voting is," explains a mother of two. "They actually wanted to come with me! They were excited to see what happens. My daughter even said she can't wait till she can vote."

The polls are open from 6:00 AM to 6:00 PM today. If you're in line when the polls close you will be allowed to vote.

Kentucky law requires that you bring a form for identification such as a driver's license or a social security card to the polls.

If you suspect voter fraud, you can report it to the Attorney General's fraud hotline at the number you see on your screen.

Also, you will not be able to buy alcohol in Kentucky while the polls are open.


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