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Amy McGrath stops in Lexington to encourage voter registration

The deadline to register to vote is October 5th.
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Posted at 9:57 AM, Aug 01, 2020
and last updated 2020-08-01 18:23:17-04

LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) - U.S. Senate Candidate Amy McGrath spent Saturday morning outside the Robert F. Stephens Courthouse in downtown Lexington helping citizens register to vote.

"It's really important that their voices be heard," McGrath said.

The campaign invited a group of women in recovery to be part of the event. LEX18 spoke to Mirage Davis, who is a convicted felon, about registering to vote.

"I mean I feel like an American citizen today," Davis said. "Not the gutter level but someone that actually matters."

Back in December, Gov. Beshear restored voting rights for more than 140,000 nonviolent convicted felons.

"It means a lot to have a voice because for so long we've not been allowed to have a voice," Davis said.

When it's time for people like Davis to cast their votes in November, McGrath demanded that Kentucky has mail-in voting available for all.

"I voted by mail for 24 years in the military," McGrath said. "It worked just fine. The Commander in Chief votes by mail. We should be able to do this, Kentucky."

McGrath was expected to visit Louisville, Hopkinsville and Owensboro Saturday as well. Part of her goal was also to assist those who recently had their voting rights restored.

Democratic candidate McGrath is set to take on Republican Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell in the November 2020 election.

The deadline to register to vote is October 5th. Click here for information about your registration.