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Anderson County sets up drive-thru voting to make voting easier

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Posted at 6:01 PM, Jun 23, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 19:22:42-04

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (LEX 18) — Anderson County Clerk Jason Denny says of the 18,800 voters in the county, 4,200 people requested absentee ballots. Denny says he expects a 40% turnout on Tuesday.

The county worked on making it as easy as possible for people to cast their votes, so officials set up a drive-thru voting, in addition to walk-in.

"I think everybody has a preference, but I think under the circumstances right now, we have to kind of do that, so or at least offer it as an option. Our county has done a good job with it, I feel like. I think it gives everybody an option and there's no excuse somebody can't get out to vote," voter Jessica Young, said.

Denny says of the people who have come out today, the drive-thru was preferred 3 to 1. It's an easy process, that only takes each voter about 3 minutes to complete.

"Once you mark your ballot, you pull up, you roll the scanner up to your car, you put the ballot to the scanner just like you would inside and we take your clipboard, sterilize it and go to the next voter,"
Denny said.

The clerk says if they have to, the drive-thru voting will be in place in November and potentially other elections in years to come.

"I feel like next year with no election year, that the legislature will probably take up some bills and change the way we do voting and give flexibility in counties that want to have voting centers, versus precint by precint," Denny said.