EC Voter Turnout Close To 63%, County Clerk Discusses Election, Thanks Poll Workers, Team Members, More
Darren Doyle, story:
While the nations awaits the results of the 2020 Presidential Election, local results were finalized today, as the District 3 Magistrate race was finalized as mail-in ballots were processed and counted.
Edmonson County Clerk Kevin Alexander, who's office administers county elections, said Edmonson County saw a near 63% percent voter turnout, a number that was just below the 2018 turnout at 64%. The Rocky Hill and Lincoln districts saw the biggest turnouts in the county, which has 9,070 registered voters countywide.
Many election questions have been on the minds of locals since the pandemic hit and Alexander and his office has been at the forefront of the entire process. Only one polling place was open to the public for the primary election (as per state guidelines) in May and Alexander was adamant about opening up all polling precincts for the general election, which became a reality.
"It went better than we could have actually hoped for," he said. "The public that I've talked to seemed to be pleased with the extended early-voting option in our office. We were fortunate to have many people reach out to us about helping work our polling places. From college professors to college students to a mother-father-daughter group, we were covered at every location. Some of our veteran workers remained with us, but from registered nurses to dentists to retirees, Edmonson County's citizens stepped up in a major way as poll workers to help us pull this off."
Alexander wanted to let folks know his appreciation for all who contributed to the success of this year's local elections.
"Our local postal service was incredible to work with. They really went above and beyond to help us. We thank Sheri and her team. Also, a big thank you to Terry Massey, Edmonson County Emergency Management Director, for making sure we had all the necessary PPE for all locations."
Alexander also credited those that work at the County Clerk's Office.
"I want to thank my staff and team," he said. "Jason Alexander takes care of a lot of election paperwork year-round, while myself, Anne Vincent, and Leah Geary work out on the front line. Jason and Sherry Weedman did a marvelous job for us in making this election a success."