Edmonson County Clerk Kevin M. Alexander announced that beginning on Tuesday morning, October 11th, early voting will be made available at the Edmonson County Clerk’s Office. All machines used for the General Election will have setup completion done on Friday afternoon October 7th. Those wishing to vote early may be eligible in the event they will be out of the county on Election Day, and therefore unable to vote at their regular polling place. Requests for ballots by mail have already begun at the office.
“There has been a bit of confusion in the past over absentee voting” said Clerk Alexander. “If someone is physically able to come in or not already out of the county, they must come in to vote early.”
Alexander went on to say that the process is a two-part one for absentee mail-in requests, and encourages anyone wishing to vote by this method to contact his office as early as possible. Early indication is that voter turnout will be strong.
“We’ve had quite a few requests already. I would expect the turn-out to be good on Election Day” Alexander said.
Alexander went on to say that in addition to the federal races, with a City Commission contest and new School Board districts on several ballots, this election will not be an easy one for the poll workers.
“We have new lines for the Edmonson County Board of Education’s school board seats, and their boundary lines are obviously different that the magisterial precincts” Alexander noted. “With five school board members and six magistrates, it can be a bit confusing on who represents who as far as school board positions go. We just ask voters to be understanding with these poll workers as we deal with these changes. They do a great job for us.”
All polling places remain the same, with the exception of the re-opening of the polling place at Wingfield Volunteer Fire Department in District One.
Pursuant to KRS 424.290 under “Matters Required to Be Published,” an attached list of races will appear on the voting machines and paper ballots in the precincts listed in Edmonson County for the General Election on November 8, 2016.