Voting lines and options leading to election day

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LEXINGTON, Ky. (WTVQ) – Election Day is right around the corner and people are continuing to vote early. We’ve seen states all across the U.S. dealing with hour-long waits but that’s not happening here in Kentucky in some counties.

Clark County Clerk Michelle Turner says she’s a little disappointed in the amount of people who have sent back their mail-in ballots, she expected the number to be higher.

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She says 5,800 people returned mail-in ballots.

“If anybody has not received their ballot, they need to call us so that we can cancel and they can come in and vote in person. However, if you did receive your ballot that’s how you need to vote,” Turner said.

She says people voting in person are waiting for about 15 minutes.

As for Jessamine County, out of the 9,000 ballots Clerk Johnny Collier has sent out, 8,000 were returned and in-person voting lines have been about a 30 to 40-minute wait.

“We have a dropbox outside our office here, it’s inside the courthouse and anybody can drop their ballots there. we check that box about three times a day,” Collier said.

Collier says he continues to get several drop off ballots every day, he says at this point that’s the safest option for voters.

If you have an absentee ballot and haven’t mailed it yet, it must be postmarked by November 3rd.