Option of voting by absentee ballots available

FRANKFORT, Ky. (AP) - Secretary of State Alison Lundergan Grimes
is reminding people who will be unable to get the polls on Election
Day that they may be eligible to vote by absentee ballot.

Soldiers deployed abroad and students on out-of-state campuses
are among those eligible.

State law allows essentially anyone who will be traveling and
not able to get to their local polls to cast absentee ballots ahead
of the May 22 primary. That courtesy also is extended to the
elderly and disabled. People in the hospital and, in some
instances, jail also can vote absentee.

Voters can contact local county clerks to request mail-in
absentee ballots. Several counties already are open to in-person
absentee voting, including Anderson, Bourbon, Boyd, Franklin,
Harrison, Jefferson, Jessamine, Johnson, Mercer, Montgomery,
Nicholas, Scott, Shelby, and Trimble.

Meanwhile, Grimes was in Morgan County with her mobile office.

Grimes and her staff are assisting folks in knowing where they can vote on Election Day, since the precincts have been moved.

The staff will also aid business owners with filing and renewing notary certifications.

Thursday and Friday the mobile office will be in Salyersville and provide the same assistance.

(Copyright 2012 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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