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One in-person polling place will be open in Lexington on Election Day

Posted at 4:08 PM, Jun 22, 2020
and last updated 2020-06-23 09:12:17-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Voting in the Kentucky primary is going to be a little different this year.

State officials decided to push the primary back by more than a month because of the coronavirus pandemic. The state of Kentucky has also allowed all voters to vote by mail by using an absentee ballot. Full election results for the state of Kentucky will not be posted until June 30; however, some precincts may report their results earlier, including on the night of the election.

If you have already received your absentee ballot but haven't sent it in yet, make sure to fill it out carefully. Once you complete your ballot, sign and seal the inner and outer envelopes and drop it in the mail as soon as possible. The ballot must be postmarked by June 23 to be counted. Postage is provided, so you will not need to spend any money.

The State Board of Elections says voters who requested an absentee ballot but have not gotten one will be able to cancel that ballot and vote in-person.

If you cannot mail in your absentee ballot, Fayette County residents can drop it off Tuesday at Kroger Field outside of Gate 9. For easy access, enter the Blue Lot from Alumni Drive and follow the posted signage.

Those who cannot vote by mail and need special accommodations can make an appointment to vote at the Lexington Senior Center. Voting is by appointment only. You can call (859) 253-3344 to schedule one in advance.


Fayette County will also have one voting location open for in-person voting: Kroger Field.

Voting will take place from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. inside the Central Bank Field Club. Voters may enter through either Gate 10 or Gate 11 (Alumni Drive side). Parking is available in the Blue Lot. For the safety of all voters, city officials ask that you wear a mask.

Lextran will run a free, special route from the Transit Center to Kroger Field on Election Day. The first shuttle will depart Bay 6 of the Downtown Transit Center at 6 a.m. It will depart thereafter every 15-20 minutes. The last shuttle will depart Kroger Field at 6:45 p.m.

Election results in Fayette County are expected to be finalized and made public on June 30.

Some precincts may begin reporting results on Tuesday night. Click here to see the results as they slowly come in.