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Drive-thru voting deemed successful in Anderson County

Posted at 5:44 PM, Nov 03, 2020
and last updated 2020-11-03 17:46:40-05

LAWRENCEBURG, Ky. (LEX 18) — The Anderson County Clerk says the county is on track to see some one of its highest voter turnout numbers in history. He credits that to one unique way people in the county have been using to vote.

In Anderson County 18,800 people are registered to vote. Of those voters, county clerk Jason Denny says about 2,600 sent in absentee ballots, leaving the rest of the voters to walk-in vote on Tuesday or take advantage of drive-thru voting.

Denny said about 1,200 people came to the drive-thru to vote on Monday.

"If you strung them together, it would probably be over a mile of cars. I don't think any voter waited over approximately 15, maybe 20 minutes," Denny said.

The county clerk said Anderson County has had a 66% voter turnout.

"I thought we would have a good turnout. I was hoping for at least 50% before Election Day and we hit that. My best guess is I think we will have about a 75% turn out this election. We could still hit that," Denny said.

Jason Denny said he credits the success of drive-thru voting in the primary for the high numbers Tuesday.

"The only other election that has been even close to this, was '08. It was between McCain and Obama. And I ran for my first term. We had about 68% that year," Denny said.

Denny hopes there is legislation passed for the state to be able to continue drive-thru voting in elections in the future.