LEXINGTON, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton and Fayette County Clerk Don Blevins, Jr. are calling for voters to request an absentee ballot and then vote by mail ahead of the June 23 Primary Election.
Blevins says so far 10,000 ballots have been counted. He is expecting a higher than usual turnout for the election.
Registered Kentuckians have until Monday, June 15, to request an absentee ballot to vote. Click here to request a ballot or request one by phone at (859) 253-3344. Postage is provided, and the ballot must be postmarked by June 23.
If you cannot mail in your absentee ballot, drop it off June 15-22 at the President's Pavilion outside Gate 9 at Kroger Field. You can also drop off your ballot on June 23 at the Commonwealth Tower Lobby at Kroger Field, between Gates 10 and 11.
If you must vote in person because you need special accommodations, make an appointment to vote at the Lexington Senior Center June 8-23. Voting is by appointment only. Call (859) 253-3344 in advance to schedule an appointment. The Senior Center is located at 195 Life Lane, behind Southland Christian Church on Richmond Road.
You can also show up on Election Day (June 23) at Kroger Field from 6 a.m.-6 p.m. to cast your vote. Voting will take place in the Central Bank Field Club. You can enter through Gate 10 or 11, and parking is available in the Blue Lot.
Voting will take place near Gates 10 and 11, and there will be staff on hand to help people determine where they need to go.
Blevins says the high number of mail in-ballots shows that people are enjoying this option.
Unlike typical elections, Mayor Gorton says no results will be available on June 23. Final totals will be certified and made public on June 30.
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