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'In and out in 10 minutes': Voters at Lexington Senior Center pleased with process

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Posted at 3:54 PM, Oct 31, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-31 18:26:35-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — When the polls in Fayette County opened at 9:00 a.m. Saturday, about 60 voters lined up outside the Lexington Senior Center.

When the doors opened, voters reported being in and out in 10-20 minutes.

"It was moving pretty quickly and smoothly," voter Cody Brown said.

"It went wonderful," voter Brett St. Amand said. "No glitches and in and out."

St. Amand said the process was great, even though he had to sort out a recent change in address with poll workers.

"They filled out the proper paperwork, I signed it, they verified who I was, and everything went great," St. Amand said.

Voter Angela Abney also recently moved. She used to live in Jessamine County, and now she lives in Fayette County. Poll workers also worked with her to sort it out. Even with the slight issue, it took 25 minutes from the time she got in line to the time she left.

"It was still very fast and very simple," Abney said. "They were really set up and prepared."

Voters also commented on the adherence to COVID-19 safety protocols.

"We were able to keep distance for everybody," Brown said. "Keep everybody spaced out, so they're doing a pretty good job."

Poll workers also sat behind plastic dividers and allowed voters to keep the pens they used to fill out ballots.

Monday is the final day voters can vote early and in person. Election officials have urged voters to vote early to keep the lines down on Election Day. To find out where and when you can vote in Fayette County, visit here.

To find out where and when you can vote throughout the state, visit here.