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Election

November 5, 2012

Ballot boxes delivered all over county Monday

MADISON COUNTY —

Ballot boxes and election kits were delivered to the county’s 17 polling locations Monday morning in preparation for Election Day.

Madison County Clerk Kenny Barger and a crew from the county road department distributed 112 ballot boxes, two for each of the county’s 56 precincts.

Election officers from each precinct receive an election kit that included a tote full of roster books, pens, extension cords, various forms and prepaid cell phones, said Deputy Clerk Jessica Conner.

The ballot boxes will remain locked until election officers prepare them early Tuesday morning before polls open at 6 a.m., Barger said. All election equipment is stored year-round at Madison County Fire Station No. 2.

Every location also will have a “E-Slate” machine that sits at table-level to accommodate voters with disabilities.

Barger estimates more than 38,000 people will vote Tuesday, which is around 60 to 65 percent voter turnout and more than double the turnout of the primary elections, he said.

“That number of people have never voted before — this county grows by leaps and bounds,” Barger said.

The clerk’s office offers these suggestions to help voters have a smooth voting experience:

• The polls will be open from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. If you are not in your precinct line by 6 p.m. you will not be able to vote. High-volume voting times are 6 a.m., 7:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 5 p.m. and 6 p.m.

• Proper identification is required in the event a poll worker cannot make a personal identification. Approved forms of identification are: Driver’s license, credit card, Social Security card, identification with a picture and signature.

• Confirm voting location, party affiliation and eligibility to vote at the Voter Information Center at www.elect.ky.gov.

• If any occurrences of voter fraud are witnessed, call the Attorney General’s Office toll free at 800-328-8683 or the county clerk’s office, 624-4703.

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