Christian County Clerk Mike Kem is now projecting a record turnout for a mid-term local election and there are similar reports of strong turnout in neighboring counties.
Kem says he’s now expecting at least 40 percent of registered voters in Christian County will have voted when the polls close at 6 p.m.
Kem notes that 40 percent number won’t exactly be an accurate depiction of turnout, as he estimates there are 10,000 people registered in the Oak Grove area who are associated with the military and who no longer live here.
Earlier issues with a few ballot counting machines were worked out and everything was smooth in the afternoon, according to Kem.
Polls close at 6 p.m. and Kem reminds that if you vote straight-party ticket, you’ll still need to vote for the constitutional amendment and any non-partisan races on your ballot separately.
Todd County Clerk Cindy O’Bryan had lines at multiple precincts and says they’ve been problem free throughout the day.
Officials at the Trigg County Clerk’s Office said they continued to be problem-free and Clerk Carmen Finley was celebrating a strong turnout.
You will still be allowed to vote as long as you are in line when polls close at 6 o’clock.
We’ll have live election coverage coming up at 6 p.m. on News Radio 95.3 FM, 1230 AM and online at whopam.com.