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'That's a good day': Fayette County clerk pleased with Saturday voting numbers

Posted at 4:23 PM, Oct 26, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-26 21:15:57-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Fayette County Clerk Don Blevins reported Monday that 1,903 voters showed up Saturday to cast their votes early.

"That's a good day," Blevins said over the phone. "It's where we like to be."

Overall, he said 32,583 people have voted early in-person so far.

He said it's hard to estimate how many voters still need to vote due to the state's "bloated" voter rolls, but he guessed 20,000 voters still need to cast a ballot.

Ideally, he would like there to be 8,000 or fewer voters showing up on Election Day.

Voters at the Lexington Public Library Tates Creek Branch Monday said they want to join with Blevins to encourage voters to come out and vote early.

"I was very suspicious about how long the lines were going to be but to my surprise, this was a treat," voter Scott Barnhill said. "It was easy to come in and get out and I would just like to reach out to other people that this was not a big deal at all."

A few other voters also commented on how easy the process was.

"This was very convenient and easy to just get done during your day," Abbey English said.

"It took five minutes for me to vote instead of taking way longer, which I definitely like," Taylor Ellis said.

A poll worker at the library said a decent line typically forms outside in the morning before they open. However, he said the line goes quickly and during the day the line is often short or there is no line at all.

To find out where and when you can vote, head here.

If you are not a Fayette County voter, you can find your polling location here.