Lexington-Fayette, Kentucky 2020-10-17 20:42:25 –
Lexington, Kentucky (LEX 18) — Voters across Kentucky participated in the vote for the first time on Saturday.
Early voting has been added as an option for this election as a way to deal with voting during a pandemic. Today was one of the three Saturdays available to voters.
An hour and a half before the poll began, two voters were willing to post to the Lexington Library. One voter brought a lawn chair and added that Saturday is an early voting day as he works from Monday to Friday.
As the morning went on, the line got bigger. Another voter, Elise Parker, arrived about 30 minutes before the vote began.
“I was afraid of having to wait in line for a very long time,” Parker said.
The line moved quickly when voting began. Finally, those in the back of the parking lot said it took about 25 minutes to get out.
On the road to Wellington Elementary School, pollsters reported a similar situation. Voters formed a long line, but proceeded as soon as the vote began. By 10 am, the line was gone. School voters said they liked to vote on Saturday.
“It’s nice to have a choice,” said voter Chris Penndleton. “It’s definitely nice not to wait in line, but I’m the kind of person who wants to see the fanfare on Election Day, but it’s nice to have the option.”
However, some voters said they prefer one election day rather than pulling out the process.
Available on the next two weekends during this unprecedented election season, whether or not you oppose Saturday’s vote.