County clerks prepare for early voting to begin in Kentucky
KENTUCKY (WKYT) - It’s almost time for early voting to begin in Kentucky.
People can vote Thursday, Friday and Saturday.
Each county will have a location for early voting. In Lexington, early voting starts Thursday morning at 8:30 at the Lexington Senior Center.
There are two constitutional amendments (read below) on the ballot, and time in the voting booth is limited, so county clerks encourage you to know about them before you go to vote.
“It’s a really long ballot this time,” said Fayette County Clerk Don Blevins. “Because we have all the local races, along with the two constitutional amendments. One of the amendments is very lengthy. We prefer you not read it for the first time when you’re in the voting booth.”
In Laurel County, early voting will be at the annex building across from the courthouse in downtown London.
Laurel County Clerk Tony Brown sees early voting as a positive thing. It started in 2020 as three weeks. Now, it’s three days, but Brown says it’s convenient for people who may not have had time to vote between 6 a.m. and 6 p.m. on Election Day.
Brown also stressed how important it is that voters know how they are going to vote before they go vote.
“You need to find out before you come to vote how you are going to vote because you are limited to four minutes,” Brown said. “Don’t take too much time figuring how, what you are going to do.”
There is no early voting on Sunday or Monday, so, if you don’t vote by Saturday, you’ll have to wait until Tuesday to cast your ballot. Each county has to have eight hours of voting on the early voting days.
On Election Day, there will be more than 130 locations to vote in Lexington and 15 in Laurel County. Polls open at 6 a.m and close at 6 p.m.
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