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Pulaski County Preparing Two Sites for Early Walk-In Voting that Begins Oct. 13

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Counties across Kentucky are making plans for early in-person voting that begins Oct. 13. 

Election officials are required  to follow federal guidelines for social distancing and other safety precautions to keep voters safe during the pandemic.

Preparations for early voting are moving forward in Pulaski County, where Election Coordinator Mark Vaught said one location has already been determined. 

That’s the Hal Rogers Regional Fire Training Center, which has a 5,000-square-foot community room that will be used for voting booths.  The center is handicap accessible and has space for parking.

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The Hal Rogers Regional Fire Training Center in Pulaski County will be one of the early voting sites for the 2020 general election.

Vaught said the Fire Training Center was used for voting in the June primary and it worked well.

He said there will be one more location for early walk-in voting. 

"The Somerset Mall is what we’re hoping for," said Vaught. "That’s a centrally-located area, and we’ve got probably 6,000-10,000 voters within a mile of it. So that’s why we’re trying to find someplace like that.”

Even before early walk-in voting begins, any Kentucky voter who has concerns related to COVID-19 can request an absentee ballot and mail it in. Those ballots can be requested now at govoteky.com

The deadline to register to vote is Oct. 5.

The general election is Nov. 3.

Rhonda Miller joined WKU Public Radio in 2015. She has worked as Gulf Coast reporter for Mississippi Public Broadcasting, where she won Associated Press, Edward R. Murrow and Green Eyeshade awards for stories on dead sea turtles, health and legal issues arising from the 2010 BP oil spill and homeless veterans.
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