Voter rolls for the June 23 primary election in Kentucky are closed, and as the balloting nears, preparations for what will be an abnormal election due to the COVID19 pandemic are continuing.
All Kentuckians will be able to vote in one of three ways: by mail, by appointment in person and through limited in-person voting on election day.
Lyon County Clerk Lori Duff said in-person absentee voting will start in her office on June 8 during regular office hours. Mail-in balloting will also be available for anyone wanting to vote.
“All registered voters should receive a postcard from the (state board of elections) soon, explaining how to vote,” Duff said.
Tuesday was the registration deadline.
Duff believes requesting a mail-in ballot will be the easiest and safest way to vote, given the public health risks posed by the coronavirus. All mail-in ballots include return postage paid by the state. She is hoping that is the path most people choose for balloting.
On election day, Duff said her plans are to have one central polling location at Lyon County Convention Center from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. However, that must still be approved by the state board of elections.
Kentucky’s June 23 primary includes elections for the U.S. Senate seat, state legislative seats and some local governing bodies, though none locally. For more information, visit KentuckyElection.org.
Tuesday is filing deadline for local non-partisan races in the November general election. Those races include Kuttawa mayor and city council, Eddvyille City Council and three seats on Lyon County Board of Education.
Kentucky News Connection contributed to this story.