A presidential election usually means a big turnout of voters and that’s expected to be the case tomorrow in Christian County.
Christian County Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries says the County Clerk’s Office is expecting a lot of ballots to be cast by the time the polls close at 6pm.
Ms. Humphries is encouraging voters to be patient and to be aware there could be lines at their precinct.
The election phone number at the Christian County Clerk’s office is 887-4107 and the office will be closed for all non-election business.
There are some changes in precinct locations from the last General Election. Those who have voted at Christian County Middle School in the past should vote in the new Christian County Middle School building across the street this time around.
Voters who normally cast a ballot at North Drive Middle School will instead vote at Christian County Middle School and those who usually vote at Faith Lutheran Church will now do so at Indian Hills Elementary School.
Those who voted in the past at the Public Library will now vote at Pennyrile Electric and voters who have gone to First Christian Church to vote before will now go to St. Johns United Methodist Church instead. One of the more subtle changes is a move next door from Hopkinsville High School to Hopkinsville Middle for voters in that precinct.
Polls will be open from 6am until 6pm across Kentucky and we will begin our election coverage on all of the WHOP Family of Stations at 6pm.
Kentucky Secretary of State Allison Grimes has made it one of her top priorities to see that all military votes are counted and says those efforts continue.
Secretary Grimes was recently in Hopkinsville and said her office has been following the process to be sure the ballots of Fort Campbell, Fort Knox and other Kentucky soldiers are counted—no matter where they are.
Ms. Grimes says it’s especially important to count the votes of military men and women because they are the ones fighting for the freedom to keep a democratic society.
Secretary Grimes is predicting a statewide voter turnout of around 62 percent in Kentucky.
Anyone seeing anything suspicious at a polling location on Election Day is encouraged to call the Attorney General Fraud Hotline.
Kentucky Attorney General Jack Conway says voters can report anything out of the ordinary by calling 1-800-328-VOTE.
Attorney General Conway says the line received about 450 calls during the 2008 Presidential Election and says those kinds of calls vary in nature—from small incidents to alleged vote buying.
Conway’s office will have most reported problems checked out to detect the nature of the issue and to determine what needs to be done.
A Cadiz man was taken to the hospital after a two-vehicle wreck in Trigg County yesterday afternoon.
Kentucky State Trooper Jay Thomas says police responded to the intersection of Old Dover Road and Donaldson Creek Road around 3:30.
The initial investigation determined that 16-year old Brandon Howell of Cadiz was attempting to turn off Old Dover Road onto Donaldson Creek Road and didn’t see an oncoming vehicle driven by 35-year old Christopher Johnson of Cadiz due to the glaring sunlight.
Police say Johnson was able to slow down, but still hit Howell’s pickup. Johnson was taken to Trigg County Hospital for treatment of neck pain, while Howell went uninjured.
Tomorrow is the big day when people across the country will finally get to vote and there are more people registered to cast ballots in Christian County today than there were four years ago.
Christian County Elections Coordinator Melinda Humphries says the increase in the voter roll is quite substantial.
Ms. Humphries says anyone who has questions about the voting procedure or who is unclear about where to go tomorrow needs only to call the clerk’s office.
There are 43,838 registered voters in Christian County—24,239 females and 19,599 males. 26,112 voters are registered as Democrats, 13,925 as Republicans and 3,801 as independent or some other party.
Christian County’s largest precinct is Oak Grove West, where 5,603 voters cast their ballot. Oak Grove East is second with just under 3-thousand voters. The two Walnut Street Center precincts are the most heavily Democrat and the Oak Grove precincts are the heaviest Republican—though a majority there are still registered Democrat.
Lafayette and Lakeview Baptist Church near Fairview are the only two precincts where males outnumber female voters on the roll. Polls will be open from 6am until 6pm tomorrow across Kentucky.
We’ll have live election coverage on all of our stations and websites beginning at 6pm tomorrow evening.