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Kenton County Clerk Gabrielle Summe offers ‘How to Vote’ information — including polling places

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(This story has been updated to include polling places that were omitted earlier. To see the clerk’s listing of polling places, click here.)

As county clerks across Kentucky prepare for the November 3 general election, they are building on the experience of the primary election and lessons learned, and the Governor and Secretary of State have worked with the clerks and the Election board to provide safe options for all voters.

There are three options to vote:

By mail — request an absentee ballot until October 9 at govoteky.com or call 859.392.1620 and return it by mail or at drop boxes at the Kenton County Government Center in Covington (outside or inside) or at the Independence Courthouse (back of building) or at the Independence Senior Center (inside, starting October 13). Follow instructions on the ballot carefully.

Early voting — in-person voting starts October 13 and will continue through November 2. Voting places in Kenton County will be the Kenton County Government Center in Covington (1840 Simon Kenton Way) and the Independence Senior Center at 2001 Jackwoods Parkway in Independence. These sites will be open from 7:30 a.m. to 4 pm. Monday through Friday and from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Saturdays October 17, 24, and 31.

Election Day, Nov. 3 — in-person voting at the polling places included here. They can be seen online here. There are 23 in-person polling places for the general election. normally there are 105 precincts in 50 locations, but Summe said, those 50 locations have been reduced to 23 because of the demand on voting equipment required for early voting. There will be a clerk station and poll workers who will direct traffic according to CDC guidelines. The facilities will be cleaned throughout the day.

Kenton County’s supercenter — a place where anyone can vote in person regardless of precinct — is the Kenton County Government Center in Covington.

Do not — DO NOT — try to vote twice. That is unlawful.

Kenton County has 57 distinct ballots. The ballot will include the following races and two constitutional amendments:
U.S. President
U.S. Senator
U.S. Representative to Congress
State Senators
State Representatives
Soil and Water Conservation District Supervisors
Mayor, City of Covington
All City Councils and Commissioners
School Boards Members:
            Kenton County School Board Division 1, Division 2 & Division 5
            Beechwood Independent
            Covington Independent
            Erlanger-Elsmere Independent
            Unexpired term for Erlanger-Elsmere Independent
            Ludlow Independent
            Unexpired term for Ludlow Independent

Summe estimates an 80% turnout, meaning over 110,000 ballots will be cast. As of early September, over 7200 voters have requested absentee ballots.

Sample ballots are not yet available but will be posted at govoteky.com.

Here are your polling places (see the list also at the clerk’s website):

Look for details on Boone County and Campbell County voting to come at the NKyTribune.

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  1. K Smith says:

    Can we get an update or a correction on Taylor Mill #4?
    Is it St Anthony undercroft, or the address given at Scott High School?
    Thank You.

    • Judy Clabes says:

      The new list of voting places said if you voted regularly at St. Anthony undercroft, this time you will vote at Scott High School. The first column lists the places that people usually vote — the next column lists the places you will vote this year — because the number of voting places had to be reduced, as is explained in the story.

  2. Betty McClure says:

    I voted st Emerald Springs Pub, where will I vote this time

    • Judy Clabes says:

      Don’t see that listed as a polling place — Call the Kenton County Clerk’s office at 859 392 1620

      • Judy Clabes says:

        Betty — I have updated our polling places list since I apparently missed a section of the list when I picked it up from the county clerk’s website. I have also added to the story a link to the county clerks list, just to be sure readers get the whole list. My apologies. If you voted at Emerald Springs last time, you will vote at the Crescent Springs City Building on Buttermilk Pike for the Nov. 3 election.

  3. Katrina Ward says:

    Does anyone know when I should expect my ballot by mail if I registered in early September?

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