Voters head to polls Tuesday 

Published 3:50 pm Monday, November 7, 2016

As the culmination of an often heated and acrimonious election season, voters will head to the polls Tuesday to for a number of federal, state and local races, with the presidential race between Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump at the top of the ballot.

Running for U.S. Senate are Republican Rand Paul and Democrat Jim Gray.

Running for 6th District U.S. Representative are Republican Andy Barr and Democrat Nancy Jo Kemper.

For the office of 73rd District State Representative, Republican Donna Mayfield and Democrat John Hendricks are on the ballot.

Larry VanMeter and Glenn Acree are running for the office of the 5th District Justice of the Kentucky Supreme Court.

Joan Deaton Grefer and Kimberly Blair Walson are on the ballot for Family Court Judge, 25th judicial circuit, 4th division.

Running for election to the District 2 seat on the Clark County Board of Education are Todd Wilson and Scott Hisle.

Running unopposed for their school board seats are Gordon Parido in District 3 and Ashley Ritchie in District 5.

On the ballot for the four seats on the Winchester Board of Commissioners are Rick Beach, Kenny Book, Kitty Strode, Shannon Cox, Ralph Harrison and Ramsey Flynn.

Also on the ballot are write-in options for the District 2 and District 4 constable.

Clark County Clerk Michelle Turner said she expects a larger than average turnout of voters Tuesday, and warned that lines may be long.

“I think turnout is going to be heavy tomorrow based on phone calls and absentee voting,” she said. “We just ask that people be patient. With such a turnout, lines will be longer than normal.”

Turners said 28,073 Clark Countians were registered and eligible to vote as of Oct. 19.

Turner said the Sphar and Van Meter precincts have been moved to Baker Intermediate school instead of the Elks Lodge. Turner said an audit last year found there were accessibility issues with several precincts, but the Elks could not be remedied.

Another situation at the county fire station in Trapp has been fixed, she said, and voting will occur as normal.

No other precincts have been moved, she said.

Polls open at 6 a.m. and all voters in line by 6 p.m. will be allowed to vote before the polls close.

For information about registration or other local voting questions, contact the Clark County clerk’s office at 745-0280. To find polling place information or view a sample ballot, visit the Kentucky State Board of Election’s website at elect.ky.gov.

If you have a disability or trouble read-ing, ask an election worker for assistance.

If you suspect fraud, call the state attorney general’s election-fraud hotline at 800-328-8683.

About Whitney Leggett

Whitney Leggett is managing editor of The Winchester Sun and Winchester Living magazine. To contact her, email whitney.leggett@winchestersun.com or call 859-759-0049.

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