FAYETTE COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — Lexington Mayor Linda Gorton and Fayette County Clerk Don Blevins Jr. are encouraging people to vote by mail by filling out an absentee ballot.
"New times demand new solutions," said Blevins in a Wednesday afternoon news conference.
Every voter is eligible to vote by mail, but you need to request your absentee ballot.
"Absentee ballots are easy to get, easy to fill out, and mailing them back is free," he said.
The absentee ballot will be mailed to you to mark at home. Put your voted ballot in the pre-paid return envelope and send it back to your county clerk as soon as you can.
Click here to request a ballot. You can also request a ballot by phone at (859) 253-3344. The last day to request a ballot is June 15th. It must be postmarked by Election Day, which is June 23rd.
If you can't mail in your ballot, you can drop it off June 15-22 at the President's Pavilion outside Gate 9 at Kroger Field. You can also drop it off at Commonwealth Tower Lobby, between Gates 10 and 11, at Kroger Field on June 23rd.
There will be only one voting location for in-person voting in Fayette County on Election Day. It will be at Kroger Field from 6:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on the 23rd in the Central Bank Field Club. You can enter through Gate 10 or 11, and parking is available in the Blue Lot.
The Fayette County Clerk says this is for people who "absolutely need to vote in person" and says people should vote by mail.
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.
"Voting is one of the most important things we do," said Mayor Gorton during the afternoon news conference. "In recent days, many people have marched in our streets to bring about change. Another way to make change is through voting."
Blevins, who supervises elections in Fayette County, said election results would not be available on election night. They should be finalized and made public by June 30th.
For more information, go to lexingtonky.gov/vote.