Voters head to the polls today

Published 11:37 am Tuesday, June 23, 2020

Voters head to the polls today under unusual circumstances for this year’s primary election.

Unlike most election years, there will only be two polling locations open in Boyle County. The Boyle County Fire Department at 1500 Lebanon Road and Danville First Christian Church at 555 E. Lexington Avenue will both be open for voters who wish to cast their ballots in person.

Polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. As long as a person is in line by 6 p.m., they will be able to vote.

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Boyle County Clerk Trille Bottom is advising voters headed to the polls Tuesday to be patient, as long voting lines are expected with voter turnout expected to be high for a primary election. Bottom also wanted to remind voters to please abide by social distancing guidelines at polling locations and encouraged voters to wear masks when coming to vote.

Kentucky Gov. Andy Beshear and Secretary of State Michael Adams reached a bipartisan agreement to expand the availability of mail-in voting for Kentucky residents this year due to the COVID-19 pandemic, along with early voting in-person.

Due to the expansion of mail-in voting, any ballots that are postmarked by June 23 will be counted. Bottom said that means final election results will not be available until after June 27, creating an unusual dynamic in the election reporting process.

The Advocate-Messenger will provide election results as they are made available from the County Clerk’s office over the course of this week.

Look to each day for updated totals as they become available.