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.

How long did you wait in line to vote?


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  • by Stanley-Simmons Location: Lexington on Nov 6, 2008 at 03:24 PM
    Stop acting like spoiled brats and be thankful you live in a country where you have the freedom to stand in line to vote.
  • by Amos Location: Lexington on Nov 5, 2008 at 04:21 AM
    mary ann - you use your welfare check to buy the computer...priorities, you know.
  • by A Location: R on Nov 4, 2008 at 09:39 PM
    @mary ann Location: lexington My 43yrold friend hasnt worked since 1999 and is a stay at home dad. His wife works and recently gained a degree at EKU. He cannot work due to breaking his back and havign his spine caged in to keep him walking normally. With his disability from his workplace and settlement with the company he lives more comfortable than most 2 working income families. Does that mean his 3 kids are suffering more than 2 working parent familys that use day care?
  • by grumpy on Nov 4, 2008 at 03:47 PM
    I knew some one would ask that why is it your place to ask he voted he may be sick and cant work or won the lottery retired inherited money or come from a wealthy family he voted leave him alone
  • by Anonymous on Nov 4, 2008 at 03:24 PM
    You have got to be kidding me...see people...if Obama wins, those of us who actually WORK will be supporting people like Jeffery!
  • by mary ann Location: lexington on Nov 4, 2008 at 01:11 PM
    why doesn't the guy with 7 kids get a JOB!!! How do you pay for the computer!
  • by karen Location: lexington on Nov 4, 2008 at 12:13 PM
    I waited over 2 hours to vote at Tates Creek Elementary. The lines were very slow there, but the people in line were friendly & having fun.
  • by A Location: R on Nov 4, 2008 at 11:43 AM
    Took less than 3minutes line and voting included at waco elementary beside richmond. They ran it well but there also isnt alot of people voting around here at 1:30pm like I did I guess everybody complaining about lines went at 6am on the dot for it to have been an issue already.
  • by Lindsey Location: Somerset on Nov 4, 2008 at 10:16 AM
    I agree with you Steve! Can't use the weather as an excuse to not vote today! I proudly cast my vote early this morning before coming to work, and I have spent the day in prayer and am continuing to do so hoping for the best possible result tonight for this Great Nation Under God. God Bless America!
  • by ss minnow Location: richmond on Nov 4, 2008 at 10:06 AM
    I waited in line for 45 minutes to cast my vote. Didn't bother me one bit. I would have waited as long as it took. I was amazed to see so many people out voting! In past elections, I have not had to wait more than a few minutes. So nice to see more people taking an interest in their own lives.
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