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Lexington will have six in-person voting locations

Published: Sep. 17, 2020 at 2:43 PM EDT|Updated: Sep. 17, 2020 at 10:42 PM EDT
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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WKYT) - Lexington will have six in-person voting locations for the fall election.

Fayette County Clerk Don Blevins Jr., Mayor Linda Gorton, Heather Dieffenbach, Executive Director of Lexington Public Library, held a news conference Thursday afternoon to discuss voting plans:

People will be able to vote early in-person from Oct. 13-Nov. 2, and on Election Day, Nov. 3, at these locations:

  • Tates Creek Branch Library, 3628 Walden Dr.
  • Northside Branch Library, 1733 Russell Cave Road
  • Beaumont Branch Library, 3080 Fieldstone Way
  • Dunbar Center, 545 N. Upper St.
  • Lexington Senior Center, 195 Life Lane (behind Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road
  • And BCTC Leestown Campus, 164 Opportunity Way

“Like everything else, voting is a little different this year,” Mayor Gorton said. “Make your plans to vote, and vote early if you can.”

Blevins also recommended voting by absentee ballot. “You can drop an absentee ballot in the mail, or in one of our six new drop boxes,” Blevins said. The boxes are bright blue and are identified as a “Ballot Drop Box.”

“This is going to be the most convenient election we’ve ever had. This is the most voter-centric election we’ve ever had in Kentucky history. You can vote on Saturdays," Secretary of State Michael Adams said.

Gov. Beshear praised the secretary of state’s office for the expanded voting options.

“I mean we are in the midst of a pandemic and they have made voting easier and safer than ever,” Gov. Beshear said.

“The best way to ensure that we had a successful election, a safe election, was to give voters choices,” Adams said.

All voters are eligible to vote by absentee ballot this year. Voters must apply by Oct. 9 at govoteky.com.

Drop boxes will be located at the Tates Creek, Northside or Beaumont Branch libraries, at the Lexington Senior Center, and in front of the County Clerk Offices at 162 E. Main St.

Blevins has not decided yet where the sixth box will be located.

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