Short wait times for most Madison County voters

Published: Nov. 3, 2020 at 12:11 PM EST
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MADISON, Ky. (WKYT) - Voters in Madison County have a variety of locations to choose from to cast their vote in-person Tuesday.

First Baptist Church is one of seven voting locations in Madison County.

Poll workers at that location tell us when they initially opened up at 6 a.m., there was a line, but it wasn’t very long. Lines were also fairly short at the East Side Community Church voting location.

Some voters say they were expecting more of a line, others say they thought there would be fewer people hitting the polls due to increased early voting.

County Clerk Kenny Barger says turnout has been light, as 46 percent of voters cast their ballots early. He’s expecting eight or nine thousand people in total for Election Day.

Still, people working at the polls say there has been a consistent stream of people.

Voters tell us they have been able to be in and out more quickly compared to 2016. With a year of so many ballots cast early, people hitting the polls on Election Day say they waited for a variety of reasons.

“I want to vote in person," one voter said. "I wanted to make sure my vote did get counted.”

“Pull the level, enjoy the ritual, because I find a lot of joy in it,” another voter said.

Again, there are seven voting locations in Madison County. Five in Richmond and two in Berea.

Registered voters can choose any location, but time is ticking.

Polls are open until 6 p.m.

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