Kentucky primary election is Tuesday

Tuesday’s election will be much different than any other Kentucky primary in history with much of the voting already completed by mail or at the clerk’s office.

The only in-person voting precinct in Christian County will be at the Bruce Convention Center due to measures enacted by Secretary of State Michael Adams and Governor Andy Beshear that allowed unprecedented access to absentee voting in an effort to protect poll workers and to keep as many people possible away from precincts during the pandemic.

Christian County Clerk Mike Kem says the Bruce Convention Center will serve as the only in-person voting location and measures will be in place to keep everyone safe and healthy.

He doesn’t expect long lines to vote.

Christian County Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries says it’s nearly impossible to predict a voter turnout at the Bruce Center in what’s an unprecedented event.

If you haven’t mailed in your absentee ballot yet, you can still get it counted by mailing it out Tuesday or by bringing it to the clerk’s office by close of business Tuesday.

Humphries notes that if you requested a mail-in absentee ballot and haven’t received it—or if you simply changed your mind and want to vote in person—you’ll have to fill out additional paperwork at the Bruce Center Tuesday.

Todd County Clerk Cindy O’Bryan says the North Todd and South Todd Elementary School will serve as the two voting locations there and registered voters can vote at either location.

Trigg County will have in-person voting at the Emergency Operations Center and at The Way Christian Youth Center.

All polling places will be open from 6 a.m. until 6 p.m. and anyone standing in line at 6 p.m. will be allowed to vote. As a reminder, there are ballots for Democrats, Republicans and independents or others in this primary.