Voting got underway at 6am across Kentucky and there have been only very minor issues reported in Christian County.
The most recent issue turned out to be a non-issue, according to Christian County Clerk Mike Kem, who says a good cleaning fixed a machine at St. John United Methodist Church.
The morning started with a couple of problems with handicapped voter machines in Lafayette and Herndon—though solutions were found quickly.
Kem says turnout has been heavy and steady so far.
Nathan Dean is a poll worker at the Christian County Courthouse precinct and says it’s been a smoothe day so far.
Polls close at 6pm, though anyone in line at 6 will be allowed to vote. Our live election coverage will begin at 6 on all of the WHOP Family of Stations.
The Hopkinsville-Christian County League of Women Voters is working hard to be sure children don’t feel left out with their parents at the polling place.
League members are set up at precincts across Christian County with “pretend ballots” featuring real candidates that children can fill out as practice for when they are old enough to cast a ballot.
Sherry Hopson was set up at one precinct teaching children about voting and said they seemed to enjoy the process.
Ms Hopson says it’s a way to educate children about voting in a concrete way when they put a pen to paper.
Ms. Hopson said she hopes children will take pride in casting their own ballot and learn there is more to politics than what’s seen on television.
It looks like the voter turnout in Trigg County will be on the high end, with only one minor problem reported there early.
Trigg County Clerk Dorris McGill says there’s been a consistent flow of voters at that county’s 14 precincts.
Ms. McGill said the one voting machine problem reported early was quickly fixed.
Trigg County features races for State Representative, State Senate and Circuit Court Clerk.
Voting in Todd County has been smooth so far, with no problems reported.
County Clerk Kim Chapman says they’ve been problem free and are seeing a good turnout.
All Todd County voters have a State Senate and State House election to cast a ballot in this time around. There are seven candidates running for six seats on Elkton City Council and 11 running for six seats on Guthrie City Council.
Todd County features 13 precincts.
Officials at Jennie Stuart Medical Center are looking to bring on more volunteers to help with the hospital’s day to day needs.
Jennie Stuart Director of Marketing and Community Relations Jim Goss says the hospital already has a good force of volunteers—they just need more to serve in a variety of capacities.
Goss says an open house will be held at Jennie Stuart November 13th for anyone interested in learning more about becoming a volunteer.
For more information about joining the JSMC volunteer group, call 1-800-877-JSMC, extension 1287.