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Polling Plans In Case Of Severe Weather

Posted at 4:07 PM, Nov 05, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 17:56:39-05

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18)– With the potential for severe weather overnight, many people may be wondering what it will mean for Election Day. Fayette County officials said they do not anticipate having to use any alternative plans, but they are ready just in case.

There is an excitement in the air around Election Day.

That’s the most direct contact I have with political change in my community. I don’t have any other position of power other than voting,” said Matthew Denny, who plans to vote.

LEX 18 Meteorologists say that most of the severe weather will be out of Central Kentucky by the time the polls open Tuesday, but if something changes between now and then, the Fayette County Clerk said his office is prepared.

Don Blevins said their polling machines have back up batteries so if the power does go out, voters will still be able to cast their ballot in the dark.

When it comes to flooding, polling officials are prepared to move equipment to another part of the building they are in or move voters to another precinct.

The people we spoke to who are excited to vote say a little rain isn’t going to change their minds tomorrow.

“Unless we get blown over with a tornado, no. We’ll be there,” said Valerie Wilson.